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Sicily, Syracuse AR Tetradrachm. Second Democracy, circa 440-430 BC. Charioteer driving fast quadriga left; Nike above, flying right and crowning charioteer; ketos left in exergue / Head of Arethusa right, wearing earring and necklace, hair tied up with ribbon; ΣYRAKOΣION and four dolphins around. Boehringer 604 (V296/R410); SNG ANS 198-9; Jameson 775 (these dies). 17.02g, 25mm, 5h.

Extremely Fine; attractively toned and engraved in wonderful style, the usual die break detracts nothing from the beauty of the artistry. Rare.

Ex David Freedman Collection;
Ex Roma Numismatics III, 31 March 2012, lot 73;
Privately purchased from Numismatica Ars Classica.

Sicily, Syracuse AR Tetradrachm. (rxvi151)

Price: £5,128.00

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