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Obolos 26

18 December 2022

Starting Price: 500 CHF
Hammer Price:  900 CHF
Lot 44

SICILY. Syracuse. Second Democracy, 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 17.97 g, 12 h). Charioteer, holding reins in both hands and kentron in right, driving a quadriga rushing to left, about to turn, the head of third horse turned back to right; above, Nike flying right to crown the driver; in exergue, barley ear. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of Arethusa to left, wearing ampyx and sphendone decorated with stars, double-spiral earring and simple necklace with a large pearl pendant; in the field to left, two dolphins, one swimming downwards and one upwards; to right, behind Arethusa's neck, dolphin swimming downwards; below neck truncation, a fourth dolphin swimming right. BMC 211 (same dies). Tudeer 74, dies 26/51. SNG ANS 284 (same dies). Lightly toned and of fine styl. Soft scrapes on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.

Online bidding closes: 18 Dec 2022, 14:22:00 CET Current Date & Time: 24 Apr 2024, 15:34:58 CEST Remaining Time: Closed Hammer Price:900 CHF by Frank37 (7 bids)
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