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    Pleasing Unsigned Decadrachm

    SICILY. Syracuse. Time of Dionysius I (405-367 BC). AR decadrachm (34mm, 43.24 gm, 8h).   Struck ca. 400-390 BC. Unsigned dies by the "shell engraver" in the style of Euainetos. Charioteer, in flowing chiton and holding goad and reins, driving racing quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, about to crown charioteer with wreath; in exergue, panoply of arms: cuirass between two greaves, with Phrygian helmet to right; all within a border of dots / Head of Arethusa left, wearing wreath of reeds, triple-pendant earring, and necklace; ΣΥ-Ρ-Α-Κ-ΟΣΙΩΝ above, scallop shell behind neck, four dolphins swimming around. Gallatin R.XI/F.II (citing two examples). SNG ANS 372. Dewing 907-8 (same reverse die). Obverse die somewhat rusty; reverse (head of Arethusa) die of majestic style. A few minor dings and surface marks, otherwise a pleasing example of this popular issue. NGC Choice VF 3/5 - 4/5, Fine Style.

    From The Lexington Collection of Jonathan K. Kern.


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