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Displayed at Cincinnati Art Museum

CNG 108, Lot: 15. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $4500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24.5mm, 17.35 g, 4h). Struck circa 466-460 BC. Charioteer, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both, driving slow quadriga right; above, Nike, wearing long chiton, flying left, crowning charioteer with open wreath held in both hands; in exergue, ketos right / Head of Arethousa right, wearing pearl tainia, single-pendant earring, and pearl necklace; ΣVRA-KO-ΣI-ON and four dolphins swimming around. Boehringer Series XIIIb, 443 (V233/R319); HGC 2, 1310; SNG ANS 136 (same rev. die); Bement 464 (same rev. die); BMC 68 (same obv. die); Boston MFA 362 = Warren 318 (same obv. die); Dewing 784 (same obv. die); Jameson 758 (same obv. die); Randazzo 529–31 (same obv. die). Near EF, deeply toned, minor double strike on reverse, marks on edge from prior mount.

Ex Jacob K. Stein Collection (Gemini V, 6 January 2009), lot 34 (displayed at Cincinnati Art Museum, 1994-2008, no. 52 of exhibition of 182 coins from his collection); Numismatic Fine Arts X (17 September 1981), lot 51.