SICILY, Messana. 412-408 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23mm, 17.20 g 11). Nymph Messana, wearing chiton and holding reins with both hands, driving biga of mules walking to left; above, Nike flying right to crown Messana; in exergue, two opposed dolphins. Rev. ΜΕΣΣΑΝΙΟΝ (retrograde) Hare springing to left; below, diademed head of youthful Pan to left, with tiny horns over his forehead. Caltabiano 608.22 (this coin). Jameson 654 (this coin). SNG ANS 370-371. Nicely toned. About extremely fine.
From the Stoecklin Collection, and from the collections of R. Jameson and Harlan P. Smith, SWH 5 June 1905, 81.
|Price realized||9'000 CHF|
|Starting price||2'800 CHF|