Olynthos. Circa 500 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.06 g, 9 h). Bearded charioteer, holding whip in his upraised right hand and the reins in his left, driving quadriga walking to right; above horses, large pellet; between the horses's tails and their hind legs, tiny Χ. Rev. Eagle flying to left within a shallow incuse square surrounded by a thick, rough square concentric border; all within a large shallow incuse square. Cahn, Olynthus, Type B, 12 (this coin). SNG Lockett 1377 (same dies). Extremely rare. Attractively toned. Good very fine.
From a Swiss collection and from the RAJ Collection, Numismatica Ars Classica 100, 29 May 2017, 115, ex F. B. Shore, FPL 105 (undated), 22 and Monnaies et Médailles 53, 29 November 1977, 56.
|Price realized||8'500 CHF|
|Starting price||6'800 CHF|