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21 February 2021
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Lot 91
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
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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.

From the Trausnitz Collection, Nomos 19, 17 November 2019 53, ex Schweizerischer Bankverein 41, 10 September 1997, 16.
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Online bidding closes:
21 Feb 2021 15:45:30 CET
Current Date & Time:
01 Aug 2021 22:55:56 CEST
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Closed
Hammer Price:
2600 CHF by Donmbice (Bids: 7)

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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
Lot 92
Starting Price: 500 CHF
SICILY. Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. 20 Litra or Tetradrachm (Gold, 11.5 mm, 1.14 g, 9 h), c. 405-400. ΣΥΡΑ Head of youthful Herakles wearing lion's skin headdress to left. Rev. Σ-Υ-Ρ-Α Head of Arethusa to left in circular incuse within quartered incuse square. Bérend pl. xi, 3 var. HGC 2, 1289. Rizzo pl. xlviii, 7. SNG ANS 350 ff. Some striking flatness on the obverse and struck on an irregular flan, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
Lot 93
Starting Price: 300 CHF
SICILY. Syracuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. Dekadrachm or 50 Litrai (Electrum, 14 mm, 3.62 g, 6 h), struck circa 310-305. Laureate head of Apollo to left; behind, star. Rev. ΣΥΡAKOΣIΩN Tripod with high ring handles. Jenkins Group B. SNG ANS 623-5. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
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