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Lot 4185    SESSION 16 (9.30AM FRIDAY 28 JULY)    Greek Silver & Bronze Coins

Estimate $3,000
SOLD $1,800

SICILY, Messana, (420-413 B.C.), silver tetradrachm, (16.96 g), obv. biga of mules driven to right by standing female charioteer, above **MESSANA*, in exergue two dolphins facing each other, rev. **MESSA NI O N around, below hare bounding to right a clam shell, (cf.S.853, Period III, Caltabiano [Le Monetazione di Messana], 510.3 [obv.die 204, rev. die 210 [This Coin] dies illustrated on Pl.31, Glendining Auction by Seaby 11th Dec 1974 [lot 13, This Coin], SNG Munich 656, others in Paris 736, Vienna 6601, Berlin 100). Dark attractive tone, well centred, good very fine and very rare.

Ex Glendining Auction December 11, 1974 (lot 13).

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