Ancients: Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny. Ca. 485-466 BC. AR tetradrachm (26mm, 17.50 gm, 12h). ...
Lovely Early SyracuseSyracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny. Ca. 485-466 BC. AR tetradrachm (26mm, 17.50 gm, 12h). Struck ca. 485-478 BC. Charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a kentron in his right hand and the reins in his left, driving a slow quadriga to right, Nike flies above to right to crown the horses / ΣVRAKOΣIO-N, head of Arethusa right, wearing a pearl-diadem and a necklace, four dolphins around. Boehringer 205 (V91/R141)). Attractively toned. Nearly Extremely Fine.
Ex Prospero Collection (Baldwins etc., 4 January 2012), lot 161. Acquired from Spink & Son Ltd., London, 22 January 1988.
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