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The Coinage of Syracuse

Triton XXII, Lot: 138. Estimate $25000.
Sold for $30000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. The Gamoroi. Circa 500-490/86 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24.5mm, 17.17 g, 3h). Charioteer, holding reins in both hands, driving slow quadriga right; SVRA above / Head of Arethousa left in incuse circle in center of quadripartite incuse square. Boehringer Series I, 31.3 (V22/R15 – this coin); HGC 2, 1302; SNG ANS 5 (same obv. die); Hunterian 1 (same dies); Pozzi 547 (same dies); Rizzo pl. XXXIV, 1–2; Sartiges 120 (same obv. die). Good VF, attractive old cabinet toning. Great metal.

Ex Collection of a Scholar (CNG inventory 405836, April 2015); Vinchon (13 April 1985), lot 112; Giuseppe De Ciccio Collection (Sambon & Canessa, 19 December 1907), lot 285.