Nomos
Nomos, Auction 20

Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Medieval and Modern Coins

Fr, 10.07.2020, from 04:00 PM CEST
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Description

Sicily
Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, 485-466 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25.5 mm, 17.21 g, 10 h), c. 480-475. Bearded male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a walking quadriga to right; above Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVRΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ (the R is upside down) Head of Arethusa to right, wearing necklace and pearl diadem, and with her hair tied in a krobylos that is bound up and falls over her diadem; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 199.2 (this coin). Du Chastel 56. Nanteuil 324 (this coin). Rare. Very attractively toned, a splendid piece of fine late Archaic style. Extremely fine.

From a Swiss collection, and from that of Dr. R. Maly, LHS 100, 23 April 2007, 180, ex Hess 249, 13 November 1979, 98 and from the collections of H. de Nanteuil, H. Smith, Sotheby, Wilson & Hodge 20 April 1909, 52 and G. de Ciccio, Sambon-Canessa 19 December 1907, 295.

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Price realized 16'000 CHF
Starting price 10'000 CHF
Estimate 12'500 CHF
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