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Auction 16  13 Nov 2022
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Lot 11b

Starting price: 60 000 CHF
Price realized: 60 000 CHF
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GREECE. Sicily. Syracuse. Tetradrachm ca. 413-399 BC. Attributed to Eukleidas. Obv. Fast quadriga driven left by charioteer, holding kentron and reins; in field above, Nike flying right to crown the driver. Beneath horses' hooves, wheel and in exergue, ear of barley. Rev. [ΣYPA]KOΣ-IΩ-N. Head of the nymph Arethusa right, wearing double-hook earring and necklace with six pearl-shaped pendants; hair bound by ampyx in front and sphendone ornamented with stars; two pairs of dolphins swimming downwards. Rizzo pl. XLVII, 10 (these dies); Jameson 839 (these dies); Boston, MFA 414 (these dies); Gulbenkian 285 (these dies). AR. 17.40 g. Nice AU-UNC
Privately purchased from Tradart in February 1990; In Switzerland prior 2001.
Very rare and in exceptional condition for this issue. A magnificent portrait struck on very fresh metal with a delicate light iridescent toning.
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