SICILY, Syracuse. Circa 470 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 19mm, 8.64 g 4). Nude and bearded horseman riding to right, leading a spare horse to his left. Rev. ΣΥΡΑ - ΚΟΣ - ΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wearing necklace and pearl diadem, her hair tied up in a krobylos that is bound up and falls over the diadem; around, three dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 98. Rizzo p. 34, 23. SNG ANS 26. Rare. Nicely toned and of lovely style. About extremely fine.
From the collection of H. A. Cahn, Numismatica Genevensis SA 7, 27 November 2012, 29 and from the Exceptional Private Collection, Leu 76, 27 October 1999, 53, ex Bank Leu 54, 28 April 1992, 30, from the collection of Henri de Nanteuil, Hess-Leu 36, 17 April 1968, 81 and ex Ars Classica XV, 2 July 1930, 320 .
|Price realized||11'000 CHF|
|Starting price||9'600 CHF|