Estimate: 5000 USD
Price realized: 18 000 USD
SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 17.32 g, 10h). Struck circa 440-430 BC. Charioteer, holding kentron in right hand and reins in both, driving fast quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, [crowning charioteer with wreath held in both hands]; in exergue, ketos left / Head of Arethousa right, hair tied back, wearing small hook earring and necklace; A behind neck, ΣYPAKOΣION to right, four dolphins around. Boehringer Series XVIII, 597.7 (V294/R404) = Pozzi 584 = Pozzi (Boutin) 1243 (this coin); HGC 2, 1315; SNG ANS 195 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1338 (same dies); Basel 444 (same obv. die); Dewing 814 (same dies); Gillet 579 (same dies); McClean 2676 (same dies); Rizzo pl. XXXVIII, 4 (same dies). EF, toned, obverse off center, a few small faint marks under tone. Fine style.
From the collection of the MoneyMuseum, Zurich. Ex Sotheby's New York (19 December 1998), lot 20; Prof. Samuel-Jean Pozzi Collection (Naville I, 14 March 1921), lot 584; Prof. Kopf Collection (J. Hirsch XII, 17 November 1904), lot 71.