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    Ex ANS, Newell, Evans

    Sicily. Syracuse. c. 415-405 BC. Tetradrachm, 16.85g (11h). Obv: Fast quadriga right, above Nike flying left, right hand holding wreath, left holding tablet inscribed with die engraver's signature EYAIN / ETO, two dolphins nose to nose in exergue. Rx: [ΣVP-AKO]-ΣΙΩΝ Head of Arethusa left, wearing double earring and pearl necklace, wavy hair confined by sphendone knotted in front and ornamented with zigzag line above forehead and eight-rayed stars at back, die engraver's signature [EVM] ENO-V under neck truncation, four dolphins around. SNG ANS 271 (this coin). Tudeer 44 (14/26), specimen e (this coin). Rizzo pl. xliii, 8 (same dies). Antikenmuseum Basel 459 (same dies). Attractively toned VF.

    Ex American Numismatic Society Coll. (inventory no. 1944.100.55782), Edward T. Newell Bequest, 1944. Ex Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906 (Gustav Philipsen), lot 1177. Ex Sotheby, 20 January 1898 (Sir Arthur J. Evans), lot 85.

    A rare double-signed tetradrachm with an impeccable pedigree. Signed on the obverse by Euainetos and on the reverse by Eumenes.


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    April, 2011
    14th Thursday
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