SICILY. Syracuse. Gelon I, 485-478 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.02 g, 12 h). 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. HGC 2, 1306. Boehringer 174 (V76/R121). Well-centered and with a lovely head of Arethusa. Light porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1050 CHF