SICILY. Himera. Circa 420-410 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.65 g, 3 h), signed by the engraver Mai.... The nymph Himera, wearing chiton and peplos, driving quadriga galloping to right, beginning to slow down at the finish of the race; above, Nike flying to left, bearing a wreath for the driver in her right hand and holding a tablet inscribed ΜΑΙ in her left; in the exergue, hippocamp swimming to left. Rev. [ΙΜΕΡΑΙΟΝ] The nymph Himera standing facing, turned slightly to the left, holding phiale in her right hand to pour a libation over an altar with square horns to left; to right, satyr standing to right in a fountain basin, showering under a stream of water emanating from a lion’s head spout. AMB 306 (same dies). Biucchi, Q. Tic 17, 1988, 22 (same dies). Boehringer, , pl. VII, 9 (same dies). Gutman-Schwabacher 20 (same dies). Kraay & Hirmer pl. 22,71 (same dies). Rizzo pl. XXI, 23 (same dies). A lovely toned example, well-struck and very attractive. Struck on a very slightly tight flan, otherwise, extremely fine.
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