Auction 5

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Celtic, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Medieval and Islamic coins

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SICILY. Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Dekadrachm (Silver, 34 mm, 42.17 g, 1 h), signed by Euainetos, circa 405-400. Charioteer driving quadriga galloping to left, holding kentron in his right hand and reins in his left; above, Nike flying right, crowning the charioteer with a wreath; in exergue, on two slightly raised lines, shield, pair of greaves, cuirass and crested Attic helmet; below, [ΑΘΛΑ]. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of Arethusa to left, wearing wreath of reeds, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, four dolphins; below the dolphin swimming under Arethusa's neck, signature [ΕΥΑΙ]ΝΕ. Dewing 883 ( same dies ). Gallatin R.IV/C.VII. Gulbenkian 313 ( same dies ). Beautifully toned and very well preserved, an impressive example. With the typical minor die breaks and the reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.

From a German collection, privately purchased from Münzen & Medaillen on 21 August 1981 for 32,000 CHF (with original invoice and ticket).

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