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680078
Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 78. Estimate $6000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $7000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny. 485-466 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.26 gm, 2h). Struck circa 478-475 BC. Charioteer driving slow quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses / SVRA-KOSI-O-N, diademed head of Arethusa right, surrounded by four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer Series IX, 213 (V95/R146); Randazzo 374 (same dies); SNG ANS 72 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen Supp. 78; Jameson 743 (same dies). EF, toned. Exceptional strike. ($6000)

From the Tony Hardy Collection.