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Pedigreed Late Archaic Syracuse Tetradrachm

CNG 111, Lot: 72. Estimate $20000.
Sold for $23000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. The Gamoroi. Circa 500-490/86 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.24 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, 23 (V17/R12); HGC 2, 1302; Bement 442 (same dies). Good VF, toned. Great metal.

Ex Hermann Robinow Collection (Morton & Eden 51, 24 October 2011), lot 48; Leu 7 (9 May 1973), lot 76.