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937519. Sold For $1250

SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. Electrotype copy Dekadrachm (35mm, 37.21 g, 12h). British Museum electrotype. Copying the style of Euainetos. Charioteer, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left, driving fast quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer with open wreath held in both hands; below heavy exergual line, [military harness], shield, greaves, cuirass, and crested Attic helmet, all connected by a horizontal spear; AΘΛA above / Head of Arethusa left, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple-pendant earring, and pearl necklace; four dolphins around. Edge: stampled MB (for British Museum). Cf. Gallatin dies R.XXIV/L.I, no. 2 (for prototype). EF. Includes presentation box to S. A. Thompson Yates, who donated the prototype to the BM in 1922, having purchased it from the Earl of Ashburnham’s Sale, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge (6 May 1895), lot 53.