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770602. Sold For $25000

SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. AR Dekadrachm (35mm, 43.40 g, 7h). 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 with wreath; below heavy exergual line, [a military harness, shield], greaves, cuirass, and Attic helmet, all connected by a horizontal spear / Wreathed head of Arethusa left, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace; surrounded by four dolphins; shell behind neck. Gallatin dies R.XIV/F.IV; Boehringer, Finanzpolitik, pl. 38, 2; SNG ANS 373 (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen 692; Dewing 911 (same dies). Good VF, toned, minor die rust on obverse, a couple light marks on reverse. Very rare die combination.

Ex Ronald Cohen Collection (Triton VIII, 11 January 2005), lot 84.