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Auction 15  21 May 2022
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Lot 11

Starting price: 15 000 CHF
Price realized: 15 000 CHF
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GREECE. Sicily. Syracuse. Second Democracy, 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm 440 BC. Obv. Bearded charioteer driving quadriga galloping to left, holding goad and reins; above, Nike flying left to crown the driver; in exergue, ketos swimming to left. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ. Head of Arethusa to right, her hair pulled up and tied in a knot at the top of her head, wearing double-spiral earring and a simple necklace; around, four dolphins swimming to left. Boehringer 602.1 (this coin,V296/R408); Nanteuil 342 (this coin); SNG ANS 195-197 AR. 16.95 g. XF
Ex. Henri de Nanteuil collection, n°342; Ex. Adolph Hess-Leu Auction 36, 17 April 1968, lot 86; Ex. Bank Leu Auction 13, 20-30 April 1975, lot 63; Ex. Tradart Auction, 18 December 2014, lot 45.
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