SICILY. Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.25 g, 12 h), signed by Eumenes on both the obverse and the reverse, c. 400 BC. Quadriga galloping to left with its driver, holding the reins with both hands and a goad in his right, crowned by Nike, flying to right above, with a wreath held in both of her hands; in the exergue, ΕVΜΗΝΟV. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ (the Ν retrograde) Head of Arethusa to right, her hair bound tightly around her head, wearing a double-curved earring and a simple necklace with a pendant; behind her head, EVMHN - OV; around head, four dolphins, three swimming clockwise to left and one, on the left, swimming clockwise downwards to right. FB/Tudeer 23. SNG ANS 258 (these dies). Rare, attractively toned, with a pleasing, albeit stern, head of Arethusa and with fully legible signatures on both sides. Nearly extremely fine/extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 17000 CHF
Estimate: 22500 CHF