Messana. Tetradrachm circa 420-413, AR 17.25 g. Biga of mules driven r. by charioteer, wearing long chiton and holding reins in both hands and kentron in r.; above, Nike flying r., holding wreath and in exergue, two dolphins swimming snout to snout. Rev. ΜΕΣΣΑΝ – Ι – ΟΝ Hare leaping r.; below, dolphin r. SNG ANS 360 (these dies). SNG Lockett 827 (these dies). SNG Copenhagen 3 (these dies). Caltabiano 497.
A minor encrustation on reverse, otherwise good extremely fine
Privately purchased from Tkalec 1994.
|Price realized||6'000 CHF|
|Starting price||4'000 CHF|