Wonderful Pedigreed Dekadrachm // Ex Sandeman and Subhi Pacha Collections
SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I.
|Sale: Triton X, Lot: 93. Estimate $15000.
Closing Date: Monday, 8 January 2007.
Sold For $22000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
405-367 BC. AR Dekadrachm (43.05 g, 8h). Unsigned dies in the style of Euainetos. Struck circa 405-400 BC. Charioteer driving fast quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer with wreath; below heavy exergual line, [a military harness, shield], greaves, cuirass, and Attic helmet, all connected by a horizontal spear / S-URA-K-O-S-IWN
, head of Arethusa left, hair bound in wreath of grain ears, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace; surrounded by four dolphins; scallop shell behind neck. Gallatin dies R.XIV/F.VIIA (this coin listed as example 16 = Collection des médailles grecques autonomes de Son Excellence Subhy Pacha
[Constantinople : H. A Boyadjian, 1874], 219); SNG ANS 373 (same dies); SNG Lloyd -; Dewing 912 (same dies); Pozzi 617 (same dies). Good VF, toned. Well struck on good metal.
Ex Ars Classica XVI (3 July 1933), lot 775; R. Ratto (13 may 1912), lot 497; John Sandeman Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, 13 June 1911), lot 62; Subhi Pacha Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, 20 February 1878), lot 426.