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Triton XXII, Lot: 141. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29.5mm, 16.65 g, 2h). Unsigned dies in the style of Sosion. Struck circa 415-409 BC. Charioteer, holding reins in both hands, driving fast quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer with wreath held in her extended hands / Head of Arethousa left, wearing ampyx, hoop earring, and necklace; four dolphins and ΣYPA-KOΣIO-И around. Fischer-Bossert, Coins 5n (V2/R3 – this coin); Tudeer 5; HGC 2, 1326; SNG Lloyd 1363 (same dies); BMC 154 (same dies); Gillet 603 (same dies); Hunterian 43 = Rizzo pl. XLII, 3 and XLIV, 2 (same dies); Jameson 1915 (same dies); Ward 273 (same dies). In NGC encapsulation, 3762334-006, graded XF, Strike: 5/5, Surface: 3/5, Fine Style corr. (holder cites an erroneous M&M Basel pedigree).

Ex Property of a Gentleman (New York Sale XXX, 9 January 2013), lot 47, purchased from Münzen und Medaillen AG, 29 June 1983.