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SICILY. Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 16.81 g, 3 h), unsigned but in the style of Eukleidas, circa 400. Charioteer, holding kentron in his right hand and reins in both, driving fast quadriga to left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer with a wreath held in both hands; in exergue, dolphin swimming to left. Rev. ΣYPAKOΣIΩN Head of Arethusa to left, her hair bound with sphendone over which several tresses fly behind, wearing double-loop earring and plain necklace with pendant; around head, four dolphins swimming, two clockwise, and two anticlockwise. HGC 2, 1345. SNG ANS 299. SNG Lloyd 1406 (same dies). Tudeer 101d (V34/R70 this coin). Attractively toned and with a wonderful pedigree. Good very fine.
From the Collection I, USA, acquired from H. J. Berk, from the Berlin Collection, Stack's 27 June 1952, 998, acquired privately from Adolph Hess in 1935 for 175 RM, ex Jacob Hirsch XXXIII, 17 November 1913, 483, Merzbacher XXII, 2 November 1909, 2574 and from the Stiavelli Collection, Santamaria 1, 6 April 1908, 204 [Hirsch & Stacks provenances provided by J.V.].
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