Sicily, Syracuse


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The Deinomenids, Hieron I. Ca. 475-470 BC. AR tetradrachm, 16.71 gr., 25,2 mm.

Obv: charioteer driving slow quadriga to the right; above: flying Nike crowning horses.

Rev: ΣYPAKOΣION(retr.); head of nymph Arethusa to the right, wearing pearl-diadem, earrings and necklace; around: four dolphins.

Ref: Boehringer 328 (these dies); Randazzo 498 (this obv. die); ANS 105 (these dies).
Rare, old cabinet tone. Extremely fine. € 3,500

From a Belgian collection, acquired from Tradart, Geneva in the 1990’s.