SICILY. Syracuse. Second Democracy, 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.11 g, 7 h), c. 460-450. Charioteer driving quadriga walking to right, holding goad in his right hand and the reins in both; above, Nike flying left to crown the driver; in exergue, ketos to right. Rev. ΣΥRΑΚΟΣ Ι-Ο-Ν Diademed head of Arethusa to right, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, four dolphins swimming to right. BMC 72 (same dies). Boehringer 481 (V256/R345). HGC 2, 1311. SNG ANS 149 (same dies). SNG Lloyd 1314 (same obverse die). SNG Munich 1012 (same dies). An attractive example. Minor scratch on obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF