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Auction 124  23 Jun 2021
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Lot 65

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Estimate: 7000 CHF
Price realized: 7000 CHF

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Syracuse.
Tetradrachm, unsigned work of Eukleidas circa 413-399, AR 17.33 g. Fast quadriga driven l. by charioteer holding kentron and reins; above, Nike flying r. to crown him. Star above horses. Barley grain in exergue. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙ – [ΩΝ] Head of Arethusa l., hair caught up in ampyx and sphendone, wearing double earring and single-pendant necklace; around, four dolphins and, in exergue, ear of barley with stalk and leaves. SNG Ashmolean 1941 (these dies). Dewing 853 (these dies). SNG ANS 1379 (these dies). Tudeer 87. Fischer-Bossert, Coins, Artists and Tyrants 87.
Struck on a very broad flan and with a wonderful old cabinet tone.
Obverse slightly off-centre, otherwise good very fine / about extremely fine

Ex Gorny & Mosch sale 195, 2011, 71.
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