SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy, 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27mm, 16.80 g 7), Struck circa 450-440. 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; in exergue, ketos to right. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙ-ΟΝ Diademed head of Arethusa to right, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, four dolphins swimming right. Boehringer Series XVI, 584 (V289/R394). SNG ANS 188 (same obverse die). Beautifully toned and unusually complete. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1700 CHF