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Lot 3002    SESSION 11 (9.30AM THURSDAY 4TH APRIL)    Greek Silver & Bronze Coins

Estimate $2,000
SOLD $1,800

SICILY, Syracuse, (c.485-478 B.C. revised date 467-461), silver tetradrachm, (16.66 g), obv. fast walking quadriga driven to right by bearded male charioteer, Nike flying right crowning horses, rev. **SUPAKOSI O N* around to right, head of Artemis-Arethusa to right, hair slightly waved and turned up behind under diadem of beads, four dolphins around, (cf.S.914, Boehringer 186 same dies (obverse 83/reverse 127 dies), cf.SNG ANS 59 [similar dies]). Lightly toned, good very fine and very rare.

Ex Noble Numismatics Sale 79 (lot 3373).
Boehringer notes only 2 specimens from these dies. The lower dating of this tetradrachm follows D. Knoepfler (SNR 72 [1993] pp.12-27), who argued that four of the Boehringer's series were minted concurrently, using several anvils, until 461 or a little later, when production decreased dramatically and only one anvil was required.

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