SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25mm, 17.40 g 10), in the style of Eukleidas, c. 405-395. Charioteer, holding kentron in his right hand and reins in both, driving fast quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer with wreath held in both hands; in exergue, dolphin left. Rev. ΣYPAKO[ΣIΩN] Head of Arethousa left, hair bound with sphendone over which several tresses fly back, wearing double-loop earring and plain necklace with frontal pendant; around, four dolphins. Tudeer 103 (possibly e, ex Gotha). SNG ANS 299-300 var. Beautifully toned and nicely struck, with a splendid head of Arethusa, extremely fine.
From the Stoecklin Collection, acquired from Hess AG in Luzern, and possibly ex Gotha.
|Price realized||8'500 CHF|
|Starting price||4'000 CHF|