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Lot 2978    SESSION 7 (9.30AM THURSDAY 30TH JULY)    Greek Silver & Bronze Coins

Estimate $40,000
SOLD $44,000

SICILY, Syracuse, Dionysios I, (405-367 B.C.), silver dekadrachm, (43.05 g), unsigned dies in the style of Euainetos, issued circa 405-400 B.C., obv. charioteer driving fast quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left, above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer with wreath, below heavy exergual line, a military harness, shield, greaves, cuirass, and Attic helmet, all connected by a horizontal spear, rev. **S URA K O S IWN*, head of Arethusa left, hair bound in wreath of grain ears, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace, surrounded by four dolphins, scallop shell behind neck, (cf.S.954, Gallatin dies R.XIV/F.VIIA (this coin listed as example 16 = Collection des m?dailles grecques autonomes de Son Excellence Subhi Pacha [Constantinople : H. A Boyadjian, 1874], 219); SNG ANS 373 (same dies); SNG Lloyd -; Dewing 912 (same dies); Pozzi 617 (same dies). Old cabinet toning, good very fine or better and well struck on good metal.

Ex Robert Tonner Collection. Triton X, lot 93. Previously Ex Ars Classica XVI (3 July 1933), lot 775. Also R. Ratto (13 may 1912), lot 497. Also John Sandeman Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, 13 June 1911), lot 62. Previously the Subhi Pacha Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, 20 February 1878), lot 426.
Includes hardbound copy of the original Sotheby Sandeman Sale, 1911.

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