SICILY, Messana. Circa 428-426 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 17.33 g 2). The Nymph Messana seated right, holding the reins in both hands, driving a biga of mules walking to right; above, Nike flying left to crown her; in exergue, laurel leaf. Rev. MEΣΣANION Hare springing to right. Basel 362 ( this coin ). Caltabiano 469.1 (D 195/R 188, this coin ). Very attractively toned, well centered and very pretty. Nearly extremely fine.
From the collections of Dr. A. Moretti, Numismatica Ars Classica 13, 8 October 1998, 362, E. Lejeune, Peus 250, 15 March 1954, 142, Dr. E. Nitsch, Hess 236, 3 April 1939, 261 and G. De Ciccio, Sambon & Canessa, 19 December 1907, 210.
|Price realized||9'500 CHF|
|Starting price||6'000 CHF|