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Auction 15  21 May 2022
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Lot 10

Starting price: 30 000 CHF
Price realized: 30 000 CHF
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GREECE. Sicily. Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny. Gelon I, 484-477 BC. Tetradrachm 485-480 BC. Obv. Bearded charioteer driving quadriga to left; above, Nike flying left to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVRΑ-ΚΟ-ΣΙ-ΟΝ. Diademed head of Arethusa right, her hair tied in a krobylos; four dolphins with wave-form decorations swimming clockwise around. Boehringer 76.8 (this coin); Jameson 747 (these dies); de Nanteuil 325 (these dies); Boston, MFA 341. AR. 17.05 g. XF-AU
Ex. Clarence S. Bement collection, Naville Auction 6, 28 January 1924, lot 456; Ex. Nomos Auction 5, 25 October 2011, lot 121;
Ex. Roma Numismatic Auction 4, 30 September 2012, lot 77.
Very rare, an interesting and attractive portrait of late Archaic style perfectly struck and centred.
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