Greek Silver & Bronze Coins
SICILY, Syracuse, (c.450-440 B.C.), silver tetradrachm, (17.36 g), obv. slow quadriga driven to right by male charioteer holding kentron in right hand and reins in both hands, Nike flying right crowning horses, ketos to right in exergue, rev. **SU*R**AKOSI ON* around to right, head of Artemis-Arethusa to right, hair rolled and tucked under diadem, wearing necklace, four dolphins clockwise around, (cf.S.914, Boehringer 556.4 this coin [obverse 282/reverse 386 these dies], SNG ANS 180 (same obverse die), Dewing 807 (same dies). Attractively toned, good very fine and very rare.
Ex Triton III, 30th November 1999 (lot 264), previously ex Ars Classica XV (2 July 1930), lot 348; H. Osborne O'Hagan Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 4-9 May 1908), lot 194 and the Hobart Smith Collection.).
Boehringer notes only 4 specimens from these dies.
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SICILY, Syracuse, (c.450-440 B.C.), silver tetradrachm, (17.36 g), obv. slow quadriga driven to right by ...