23 October 2022
SICILY. Syracuse. Second Democracy, 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 16.78 g, 7 h). Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron and reins; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses; below, ketos. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa right, wearing earring and necklace, hair tied with pearl headband; around, four dolphins. Boehringer 641 (V326/R441). HGC 2, 1319. Of particularly fine Classical style with a severe and serene head of Arethusa. Reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
From the Roger J. Hitchuk collection (USA), privately acquired from CNG, and from the Voltaire Collection.