Printed Auction 37 Lot 12

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Printed Auction 37 Lot 12

SICILY. Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 B.C. AR tetradrachm. 17.13 gm. 25 mm. Struck 460-440 B.C. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying left; ketos (sea monster) to right in exergue / Diademed head of Arethousa right; ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣ-ΙΟ-Ν and four dolphins around. Boehringer Series XIVb, 487 (V258/R349). SNG ANS 154. HGC 2, 1312. Very Fine; good style, struck from artistic dies; beautifully toned on good metal, with nice surfaces, an unusually clear sea monster, and an interesting die break at 6' on reverse. All well centered on a broad flan. Evenly worn, yet very attractive and a most desirable example.

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