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Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 125

SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.35 g, 10h). Reverse die signed by Eukleidas. Struck circa 415-409 BC.


Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I
Lot: 125.
 Estimated: $ 5 000

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 7 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.35 g, 10h). Reverse die signed by Eukleidas. Struck circa 415-409 BC. Charioteer, holding kentron in extended right hand and reins in both, driving fast quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer with wreath held in both hands; two dolphins confronted in exergue / Head of Arethousa left, hair in ampyx decorated with swan and sphendone decorated with a star and EVKΛEI along lower edge, wearing earring and necklace; ΣVPAKOΣIOΣ above, four dolphins around. Fischer-Bossert, Coins 39a (O13/R23) = Athena Fund II 245 (this coin); Tudeer 39; HGC 2, 1328; SNG ANS 268 (same dies); BMC 191 (same dies); Boston MFA 405 = Warren 373 (same dies); Jameson 803 (same dies); Rizzo pl. XLIII, 1 (same dies). Lightly toned, slightly off center on obverse, minor die break on reverse. Good VF. Rare and with a clear signature on sphendone.

From the Weise Collection. Ex LHS 95 (25 October 2005), lot 517; Athena Fund (Part II, 27 October 1993), lot 245; Numismatica Ars Classica 6 (11 March 1993), lot 90.


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.