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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 85. Estimate $50000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $55000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. AR Dekadrachm (42.83 gm, 5h). Unsigned dies in the style of Euainetos. Struck circa 405-400 BC. Charioteer driving fast quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer; below heavy exergual line, a military harness, shield, greaves, cuirass, and Attic helmet, all connected by a horizontal spear / SUR-AK[OSIWN], wreathed head of Arethusa left, wearing triple pendant earring and necklace; surrounded by four swimming dolphins, pellet before. Gallatin dies R.XXII/J.IV; Boehringer, Finanzpolitik, pl. 38, 2; SNG ANS -; SNG Copenhagen 694; Boston MFA 430 (same dies); Rizzo pl. 53, 17 (same dies). Superb EF. A rare die combination missing from the ANS and Dewing collections. Struck from fresh dies on a broad flan. ($50,000)