SICILY, Messana. 420-413 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 17.31 g 12). ΜΕΣΣΑΝΑ (retrograde) The Nymph Messana, wearing long chiton and holding whip and reins with both hands, driving biga of mules to right; in exergue, two opposed dolphins. Rev. ΜΕΣΣΑΝΙΟΝ Hare springing to right; below, dolphin swimming to right. Caltabiano 536. SNG ANS 362. Lightly toned and well-struck. Nearly extremely fine.
From the Stoecklin Collection, bought from Bank Leu in Zürich.
|Price realized||6'500 CHF|
|Starting price||4'000 CHF|