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Triton XXII, Lot: 126. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $14000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Messana. 425-421 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 17.33 g, 12h). Charioteer, holding reins in both hands, driving slow biga of mules right; above, Nike advancing right on reins, crowning mules with open laurel wreath held in both hands; in exergue, two dolphins confronted / Hare springing right; below, dolphin right; MEΣ-Σ-A-N-IO-N around. Caltabiano Series XIII, 488 (D199/R199); HGC 2, 787; Bement 408 (same dies); Dewing 652 (same dies); Hunterian 10 (same dies). Superb EF, even deep gray tone with dark iridescence around the devices. Well centered and struck.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Nomos 9 (20 October 2014), lot 52.