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Printed Auction 39 Lot 30

SICILY. Syracuse. 480/78-475 B.C. AR tetradrachm. 17.40 gm. 23 mm. Randazzo, Group 3, 8b-11. Charioteer driving slow moving quadriga right, Nike flying right above with wreath to crown horses / Head of Arethusa right wearing a pearl diadem and a pearl necklace, beaded hair looped up in back under diadem; four dolphins and ΣΥΡΑΚ - ΟΣΙ - Ο - Ν around. Randazzo 330 (this coin) (ANSNS 18. 1990). Boehringer 156 (V70/R108). Extremely Fine; exquisite style; well centered and sharply struck on a large flan; fresh metal, some original surfaces; light iridescent tone.

Ex Freeman & Sear, The Manhattan Sale I (5 January 2010) lot 25 (Randazzo 330, this coin.) (From the W.B. & R.E. Montgomery Collection, realized $3500.)

Randazzo=The American Numismatic Society, Numismatic Studies No. 18 (New York: 1990): "The Randazzo Hoard 1980 and Sicilian Chronology in the Early Fifth Century B.C." (This is a plate coin in this monograph.)

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