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680080
Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 80. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.03 gm, 3h). Struck circa 466-460 BC. Charioteer driving slow quadriga right, holding kentron and reins; above, Nike flying left, crowning charioteer; in exergue, ketos right / SURAKOSIO-N, diademed head of Arethusa right, surrounded by four dolphins swimming clockwise. Cf. Boehringer Series XIVb, 495/499 (V261/R356; unlisted die combination); SNG ANS 158 (same reverse die); SNG Copenhagen 645; Jameson 762 (same reverse die). VF, attractive light iridescent toning, light scratch on reverse. Well centered with all devices fully visible. ($1000)