6 November 2023
Zunfthaus zur Saffran
From the Gillet collection, pedigreed to 1905!
SICILY. Katane. Circa 450-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 16.89 g, 3 h), 450-445. 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. Rev. KATANAION Laureate head of Apollo to right. Dewing 584 (same dies). W. Giesecke, Sicilia numismatica, pl. IV.4 (this coin). Gulbenkian 180 (same dies). Rizzo pl. X, 12 (same reverse die). SNG ANS 1241-2 (same obverse die). SNG Lloyd 893 (same obverse die). Beautifully toned and sharply struck on a broad flan, a superb coin of excellent early Classical style. Extremely fine.
From the collection of G. Abecassis, Leu 81, 16 May 2001, 65, ex Monnaies et Médailles 72, 6 October 1987, 512, and from the collections of Charles Gillet, Bank Leu 22, 8 May 1979, 19 and W. Giesecke, ex Hirsch XIV, 27 November 1905, 160.
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