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Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 126

SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 17.16 g, 1h). Reverse die signed by Euainetos. Struck circa 415-409 BC.


Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I
Lot: 126.
 Estimated: $ 6 000

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 14 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 17.16 g, 1h). Reverse die signed by Euainetos. 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 [dolphin left] above waves and sphendone decorated with three stars, wearing earring and necklace; ΣYPAKOΣIΩN above, four dolphins around, EYA[I] on dolphin before mouth (only traces visible). Fischer-Bossert, Coins 41j (O13/R24 – this coin); Tudeer 41; HGC 2, 1329; SNG ANS 269 (same dies); SNG Ashmolean 1996 (same dies); SNG Lockett 966 (same dies); BMC 189 (same dies); Basel 458 (same dies); de Luynes 1196 (same dies); Rizzo pl. XLIII, 2 (same dies). Even light tone, with golden hues. Good VF. Wonderful style, and extremely rare with any of the inscription of Euainetos visible on the reverse.

From the Weise Collection. Ex LHS 103 (5 May 2009), lot 54; Numismatica Ars Classica 46 (2 April 2008), lot 212.


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.