Nomos
Nomos, Auction 10

Greek, Roman and Byzantine Coins

Mo, 18.05.2015, from 4:00 PM CEST
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Description

GREEK COINS Sicily Syracuse, c. 415-405 BC. Gelon I, 485-478 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29mm, 17.24g 12), c. 485-483. 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 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 45. Rizzo pl. XXXIV, 10 ( same obverse die ) and 22 (similar reverse). Very rare. Attractively toned - a superb, high relief exam­ple of late archaic style. Extremely fine. From the Star Collection, LHS 102, 29 April 2008, 77 and ex Numismatica Ars Classica 9, 16 April 1996, 202. This is a remarkable coin, surely one of the finest examples of the pre-Demareteion coinage of Syracuse. Its dies were beauti­fully engraved and it was very well struck.

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Price realized 85'000 CHF
Starting price 60'000 CHF
Estimate 75'000 CHF
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