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Triton XXII, Lot: 110. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $12000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Akragas. Circa 410-406 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28.5mm, 17.14 g, 7h). Charioteer, holding reins in both hands, driving fast quadriga right; above, Nike flying left, crowning her with laurel wreath held in both hands; inverted crab in exergue / Two eagles standing right on dead hare lying on rock, the eagle in foreground with wings closed and head raised, the other with wings spread and head lowered; AK[P-A-Γ]-ANTI-NΩN (retrograde) around, from lower right. Westermark, Coinage, Period III, 588.6 (O5/R6 – this coin); Seltman, Engravers 6 (dies E/ζ); HGC 2, 84; SNG ANS 5; SNG Lloyd 818 = Pozzi 388; BMC 57; Boston MFA 232; Dewing 561; Hirsch 288 = Rizzo pl. II, 1; Jameson 1889; Kraay & Hirmer 178 = Regling, Kunstwerk 535; de Luynes 859; Ward 139 (all but HGC from the same dies). VF, toned, off center and some roughness on reverse.

Ex Künker 280 (26 September 2016), lot 79; Hagen Tronnier Collection (Künker 94, 27 September 2004), lot 256; Hess 249 (13 November 1979), lot 58.