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Pedigreed to 1958

CNG 111, Lot: 69. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $9000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Panormos (as Ziz). Circa 405-380 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 17.81 g, 1h). Charioteer, holding kentron in left hand, reins in both, driving fast quadriga right; above, Nike flying left, crowning charioteer with wreath she holds with both hands; in exergue, ketos right and Punic ṢYṢ / Head of female left, hair in ampyx, wearing triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; three dolphins around. Jenkins, Punic 31 (O7/R27 – this coin referenced); CNP 299; HGC 2, 1010; SNG ANS 538 (same obv. die); SNG Lloyd 1583 (same obv. die); SNG Ashmoleon 2137 = ACGC 867 (same obv. die); Rizzo pl. LXIV, 27; Jameson 689 (same obv. die); Sartiges 114 (same dies). Good VF, toned, small die break on obverse (diagnostic for die).

Ex Hess-Leu 45 (12 May 1970), lot 81; Hess-Leu [9] (2 April 1958), lot 112.