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Ex Phoenix Art Museum, Lewis, and Gillet

Triton XVIII, Lot: 378. Estimate $20000.
Sold for $60000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. The Gamoroi. Circa 500-490/86 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 17.23 g, 9h). Charioteer, holding reins in both hands, driving slow quadriga right; SVRA(koppa)/SION in two lines above / Head of Arethousa left in incuse circle in center of quadripartite incuse square. Boehringer Series I, 10 (V8/R6); HGC 2, 1301 (same obv. die as illustration); SNG ANS 2 (same obv. die); SNG München 918 (same obv. die); Basel 421; Dewing 686; Gillet 524 (this coin); Kraay & Hirmer 72 (same rev. die); Kunstfreund 56 (same rev. die); Rizzo pl. XXXIV, 4–5. Good VF, toned. Well centered and struck.

From the collection of the MoneyMuseum, Zurich. Ex Phoenix Art Museum Collection (Triton II, 1 December 1998), lot 217; Orme Lewis Sr. Collection; Münzen und Medaillen AG 64 (30 January 1984), lot 34; Charles Gillet Collection, 524.