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Syracuse, Sicily, Second Democracy, 466 - 405 B.C.
SH86312. Silver tetradrachm
Series XIVb, 489 (V258/R351); SNG ANS
156 (same dies); Weber
1583 (same obv.
die); BMC Sicily
, p. 156, 80; Jameson
762; HGC 2
1312, EF, mint luster in recesses, light tone
die wear, uneven strike
off center, Syracuse
17.391g, maximum diameter
27.5mm, die axis
, 466 - 460 B.C.; obverse
charioteer driving slow quadriga
right, holding reins in both hands
, goad in right hand, Nike
above flying left crowning driver with wreath
) right in exergue
of Arethusa right, wearing pearl or bead necklace and earring with loop and finial pendant, thin band wound once around her head
and tying back hair in queue, four dolphins around swimming clockwise; ex CNG auction 102 (18 May 2016), lot 135; ex Colin
E. Pitchfork Collection; ex Dr. Neil Geddes (20 Nov 2002); ex Noble auction 54 (22 July 1997), lot 1640; ex Stack’s sale, 6 Dec 1995, lot 65; $2270.00
Catalog current as of Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
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