18 December 2022
SICILY. Messana. 425-421 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24.5 mm, 16.86 g, 12 h). The nymph Messana, wearing a long chiton and holding the reins in both hands, driving a biga of mules walking to right; above, Nike standing right, crowning mules with wreath; in exergue, olive leaf and berry. Rev. ΜΕΣ-Σ-Α-Ν-ΙΟ-Ν Hare springing to right; below, dolphin swimming right. Bement 408 (same dies). Caltabiano Series XIII, 488 (D199/R199). Dewing 652 (same dies). Hunterian 10 (same dies). SNG Monaco 650 (same dies). Light porosity, otherwise, very fine.