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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 81. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $1250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.06 gm, 7h). Struck circa 450 BC. Charioteer driving slow quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses; in exergue, ketos right / SYRAKOSION, diademed head of Arethusa right, surrounded by four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer Series XV, 522 (V272/R371); SNG ANS 168; SNG Copenhagen 647; McClean 2667 (same obverse die); de Luynes 1176 (same obverse die); Boston MFA 320 (same obverse die); Weber 1584 (same obverse die). Good VF, toned, some find patina remaining, obverse a little off-center. ($1000)

From the Ronald Cohen Collection. Ex Superior Galleries (8 December 1999), lot 1419; Superior Stamp and Coin (31 May 1989), lot 6017.