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Nomos 10 18 May 2015
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
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Lot 11
Estimate: 75000 CHF
SICILY, Syracuse. Gelon I, 485-478 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29mm, 17.24 g 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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Current Status
Online bidding closes: 18 May 2015 11:00:00 CET
Current Date & Time: 26 May 2019 17:44:41 CET
Remaining Time: Closed
Hammer Price: 85000 CHF

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Lot 11
Estimate: 75000 CHF
Hammer Price: 85000 CHF
SICILY, Syracuse. Gelon I, 485-478 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29mm, 17.24 g 12), c. 485-483. Male ...
Lot 12
Estimate: 330000 CHF
Hammer Price: 270000 CHF
SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Dekadrachm (Silver, 33mm, 43.17 g 6), signed on the ...
Lot 13
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Hammer Price: 2900 CHF
SICILY. Syracuse. Gelon, son of Hieron II, 275-216/5 BC. 4 Litrai (Silver, 16 mm, 3.32 g, 6 h), ...