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Dies in the Style of Eukleidas

Triton XXII, Lot: 149. Estimate $25000.
Sold for $35000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 17.33 g, 3h). Unsigned dies in the style of Eukleidas. Struck circa 400/395-390 BC. Charioteer, holding kentron in extended right hand and reins in both, driving fast quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer with laurel wreath held in both hands; grain ear left in exergue / Head of Arethousa left, hair in ornamentned sphendone and ampyx decorated with zig-zag line, wearing double earring and linear necklace with pearl pendant; four dolphins swimming around, [ΣΥ]ΡΑΚΟΣΙ-(inverted Ω)И along right edge. Fischer-Bossert, Coins 87i (V32/R59 – this coin); Tudeer 87; HGC 2, 1342; SNG ANS 1379; SNG Ashmolean 2006; SNG München 1069; Boston MFA 419 = Warren 384; Dewing 852–4; Gillet 660; Gulbenkian 296; Hirsch 609; Jameson 1924; de Luynes 1229; Nanteuil 363; Weber 1617 (all from the same dies). EF, beautiful deep tone around the devices with even light gray fields. Lovely style.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 88 (8 October 2015), lot 369; Wolfen Family Foundation Collection (Goldberg 72, 5 February 2013), lot 4024; Dr. J.H. Judd Collection (Leu 15, 4 May 1976), lot 115.