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Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 128

SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. AR Dekadrachm (36.5mm, 42.35 g, 2h). Unsigned dies in the style of Kimon. Struck circa 405-400 BC.


Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I
Lot: 128.
 Estimated: $ 20 000

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 18 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. AR Dekadrachm (36.5mm, 42.35 g, 2h). Unsigned dies in the style of Kimon. Struck circa 405-400 BC. Charioteer, holding kentron in extended right hand and reins in left, driving fast quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer with laurel wreath held in her extended hands; below heavy exergual line, a shield, greaves, cuirass, and Attic helmet, all connected by a horizontal spear; [AΘΛA below] / Head of Arethousa left, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace, hair restrained in an ampyx and open-weave sakkos; ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙ behind hair, four swimming dolphins around. Jongkees 14 (dies C/ν); Scavino 14 (D3/R13); HGC 2, 1298; SNG ANS 360 (same obv. die); Dewing 872 (same obv. die); Jameson 1921 (same obv. die); de Luynes 1241 (same obv. die); Nanteuil 356 (same dies); Rizzo pl. L, 6 (same obv. die). Cleaning marks under light tone, area of scratches and typical die rust on obverse. Good VF. Extremely rare final dies of Kimon, only eight examples known (four in Jongkees, two additional in Scavino, and two more in CoinArchives [including this coin]).

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Berk BBS 204 (18 July 2018), lot 52 (at $70,000, and noting that Ed Waddell had seen this coin in an American collection he was appraising in 1995).


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.