Syracuse. Tetradrachm circa 510-490, AR 17.22 g. SVRAKO / ΣION Slow quadriga driven r. by clean-shaven charioteer, wearing long chiton and holding reins in each hand. Rev. Head of Arethusa l., hair curling back from forehead with dotted parallel lines, within circle sunk at centre of a swastika developed from the quartering of an incuse square. Rizzo pl. XXXIV, 4. SNG ANS 2. Weber 1549 (these dies). AMB 421 (this obverse die). Kraay-Hirmer pl. 23, 72. Boehringer 9.
Very rare. Well struck and centred on a full flan with
a delightful old cabinet tone. Extremely fine
Ex M&M 37, 1968, 90; NAC 27, 2004, 112; Goldberg 26 May 2008, Millennia collection, 11 and NAC 54, 2010, 49 sales.
|Price realized||22'000 CHF|
|Starting price||20'000 CHF|