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    SICILY. Syracuse. Time of Dionysius I (405-367 BC). AR tetradrachm (24mm, 17.30 gm, 9h). NGC AU 4/5 - 4/5, Fine Style. Unsigned dies in the style of Eucleidas, ca. 400/395-390 BC. Charioteer driving fast quadriga left, kentron in right hand, reins in both; Nike flying right above, crowning charioteer with wreath held in both hands, dolphin right in exergue / Σ-Y-PAK-O-Σ-IΩN (off flan), head of Arethusa left, hair in bands, wearing double-loop earring and plain necklace with frontal pendant; four dolphins swimming around. Fischer-Bossert, Coins 101 (O34/R70). HGC 2, 1345. Tudeer 70, 101. SNG ANS 299. As is common for the issue, this example was overstruck. Although the host coin has been obliterated, it resulted in most of the obverse appearing to be on a raised disc.

    Ex Hess-Divo, Auction 317 (27 October 2010), lot 73; The New York Sale XXIII (6 January 2010), lot 4.


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