Syracuse. Tetradrachm circa 440-430, AR 17.37 g. Slow quadriga driven l. by charioteer holding kentron and reins; above, Nike flying l. to crown the horses. In exergue, sea monster to l. Rev. ΣVRΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa r., wearing hair-band, earring and necklace; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. SNG ANS 194 (these dies). SNG Lockett 947 (these dies). Boehringer 596.
Rare and in unusually fine condition for the issue. A very sweet representation of
Arethusa struck on a very broad flan and with a light iridescent tone. Obverse
from a slightly rusty die, otherwise good extremely fine
Ex NAC sale 10, 1997, 138.
|Price realized||12'000 CHF|
|Starting price||9'600 CHF|