Sicily, Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Dekadrachm (Silver, 35mm, 42.78 g 8), signed by Euainetos on the reverse, c. 400 BC. Charioteer, wearing long chiton, holding goad in his right hand and the reins in his left, driving a racing quadriga to left; above, Nike flying right to crown the charioteer; in the exergue on two steps, a panoply of arms; on the steps, ΑΘΛΑ. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of Arethusa to left, wearing wreath of reeds, triple-pendant earring and necklace; around her head, four dolphins; below her chin, Δ; below her neck, ΕΥ-[ΑΙΝΕ]. Dewing 898, Gallatin R.IX/D.II. Jameson 827, and SNG Lloyd 1413 (all struck from the same dies). Very nicely toned and attractive, but with some minor marks. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 32000 CHF
Estimate: 40000 CHF