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Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 91

SICILY, Himera. Circa 409-407 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24.5mm, 17.52 g, 8h). Obverse die signed by the artist Mai-.


Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I
Lot: 91.
 Estimated: $ 7 500

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 5 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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SICILY, Himera. Circa 409-407 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24.5mm, 17.52 g, 8h). Obverse die signed by the artist Mai-. The nymph Himera, holding reins in both hands, driving unruly quadriga right; above, Nike flying left, crowning her with wreath held in extended right hand, left hand holding plaque inscribed MAI; in exergue, ketos left / Himera standing facing, head left, holding in right hand a patera over altar to left; to right, satyr bathing in fountain with lion-headed spout; HI-[ME-PAI]O[N] (retrograde) counterclockwise around from exergue. Arnold-Biucchi, Monetazione, Group IV, 22 (Q8/H17); Gutmann & Schwabacher 20; HGC 2, 436; SNG Lloyd 1022 (same dies); Basel 306 (same dies); Gillet 434 (same dies); Kraay & Hirmer 71 (same dies); Rizzo pl. XXI, 23 = de Luynes 977 (same dies). Fully lustrous under attractive even light tone. Superb EF.

From the M.J.W. Collection. Ex Nomos 6 (8 May 2012), lot 15; New York Sale I (3 December 1998), lot 37.


The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I will be held Tuesday morning, 14 January 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.