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21. February 2021
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Lot 89
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
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SICILY. Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, 485-466 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.33 g, 9 h), struck under Gelon I, circa 480-478. Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a quadriga with horses walking to right; above Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVR-ΑΚΟΣ-ΙΟ-Ν Head of Arethusa to right, wearing necklace, pearl diadem and with her hair, tied in a krobylos, bound up and falling over her diadem; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 87 (V42/R56). HGC 2, 1306. Randazzo 250 (same dies). Clear and well-centered on both sides. Some striking flatness and minor edge break on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.

From the Trausnitz Collection, Nomos 19, 17 November 2019 52, ex G. Hirsch 166, 16 May 1990, 86 and Giessener Munzhandlung 30, 19 November 1984, 101.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
21 Feb 2021 15:44:30 CET
Current Date & Time:
28 Feb 2021 13:31:55 CET
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
1200 CHF by Donmbice (Bids: 7)

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Lot 89
Starting Price: 750 CHF
SICILY. Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, 485-466 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.33 g, 9 h), struck under Gelon I, circa 480-478. Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a quadriga with horses walking to right; above Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVR-ΑΚΟΣ-ΙΟ-Ν Head of Arethusa to right, wearing necklace, pearl diadem and with her hair, tied in a krobylos, bound up and falling over her diadem; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 87 (V42/R56). HGC 2, 1306. Randazzo 250 (same dies). Clear and well-centered on both sides. Some striking flatness and minor edge break on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Lot 90
Starting Price: 100 CHF
SICILY. Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, 485-466 BC. Litra (Silver, 12 mm, 0.77 g, 2 h), circa 470-466. Pearl-diademed head of Arethusa to right, her hair tied up behind under headband. Rev. ΣV-R-A octopus. Boehringer 424ff. HGC 1375. SNG ANS 137. Light porosity. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Lot 91
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
SICILY. Syracuse. Second Democracy, Circa 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.45 g, 6 h), c. 440 BC. Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding the reins in both hands, driving a quadriga galloping to left; above, Nike flying right to crown the driver; in exergue, [ketos swimming to left]. Rev. ΣVΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, her hair pulled up and tied in a knot at the top of her head, wearing double-spiral earring and a simple necklace; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 600 (V295/R407). Bucetti 289 (same dies). SNG ANS 197 (same dies). Well struck and sharp with a lovely, youthful head of Arethusa. Attractively toned. Struck on a slightly tight flan, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
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