SICILY. Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Dekadrachm (Silver, 34 mm, 41.09 g, 11 h), signed on both sides by Kimon, c. 405-400. Quadriga racing to left, driven by charioteer holding the reins in his left hand and goad with his right; above, Nike flying right to crown the driver; below ground line [inscribed KIMΩN], panoply of arms arranged on two steps, the lower inscribed, [ΑΘΛΑ] (here off the flan). Rev. [ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ] Head of Arethusa to left, wearing a single pendant earring and a pearl necklace, her hair bound in a net and with the hair band over her forehead inscribed Κ; swimming around her head, four dolphins: two opposed before her face, one, inscribed KIMΩN below the neck truncation, and one behind her head. BMFA 432, de Luynes 1243, Gulbenkian 303, Jameson 819, (all same dies). Jongkees 3 (dies A/γ). With a noble head of Arethusa and a dark grey patina as found. Obverse struck from slightly worn dies and with the typical hairline die crack on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
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