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Lot 4024

Sicily, Syrakuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Silver Tetradrachm (17.32g) struck ca. 405-395 BC. Dies by Eukleidas (unsigned). Charioteer driving quadriga left, holding kentron in left hand, reins in both; Nike (Victory) flying above to crown the charioteer; star above horses. (a very rare usage of an obverse symbol in this series), grain-ear left in exergue. Reverse: Head of Arethusa left, her hair in an ampyx and sphendone, wearing a loop earring and necklace, surrounded by four dolphins. Bold, fluid motion of the horses. Tudeer 87; Boston MFA 419; Gulbenkian 296; Dewing 852; de Hirsch 609. Even medium gray toning. A most beautiful example of this desirable issue. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $15,000 - 20,000.
Wolfen Family Foundation; Ex Bank Leu sale 15, Zürich (May 4 and 5, 1976), lot 115; Dr. J.H. Judd Collection.

Realized $29,900

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