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Triton XXII, Lot: 151. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $11000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 17.18 g, 3h). Unsigned dies in the style of Eukleidas. Struck circa 400/395-390 BC. Charioteer, holding kentron in right hand and reins in both, driving fast quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer with wreath held in both hands; in exergue, dolphin right / Head of Arethousa left, hair in bands, wearing double-loop earring and plain necklace with frontal pendant; Σ-Y-PAK-O-Σ-IΩN and four dolphins around. Fischer-Bossert, Coins 90e (V33/R62 – this coin); HGC 2, 1345; Du Chastel 117; Gillet 664; Hunt I 109; Sartiges 139 = Rhousopoulos 431 (all from the same dies). Good VF, toned, struck from worn obverse die (as usual). Bold and artistic reverse die.

Ex Triton XVII (7 January 2014), lot 70 (erroneously citing Tudeer 92); Münzen und Medaillen AG 24 (17 November 1962), lot 423; Karl Hollschek Collection (Part XIII, Dorotheum, 26 April 1961), lot 1073; Egger XLV (12 November 1913), lot 396.