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Obolos 18

21 February 2021
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Lot 89

SICILY. Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, 485-466 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.33 g, 9 h), struck under Gelon I, circa 480-478. Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a quadriga with horses walking to right; above Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVR-ΑΚΟΣ-ΙΟ-Ν Head of Arethusa to right, wearing necklace, pearl diadem and with her hair, tied in a krobylos, bound up and falling over her diadem; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 87 (V42/R56). HGC 2, 1306. Randazzo 250 (same dies). Clear and well-centered on both sides. Some striking flatness and minor edge break on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.

From the Trausnitz Collection, Nomos 19, 17 November 2019 52, ex G. Hirsch 166, 16 May 1990, 86 and Giessener Munzhandlung 30, 19 November 1984, 101.

Online bidding closes: 21 Feb 2021, 15:44:30 CET Current Date & Time: 23 Mar 2023, 08:42:06 CET Remaining Time: Closed Hammer Price:1200 CHF by Donmbice (7 bids)
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