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    Sicily. Syracuse. c. 490-485 BC. Tetradrachm, 17.03g (2h). Obv: Quadriga in slow motion to right, the charioteer holding reins and long goad. Above, Nike flying to crown the horses. Dotted border. Rx: ΣVRΑ - ΚΟΣΙ - Ο - Ν Head of nymph Arethusa right, wearing necklace; around, four dolphins. Boehringer 59 (O31/R38). Randazzo Hoard 242 (same dies). SNG ANS -. Beautiful archaic head of Arethusa. Struck in high relief. Beautifully centered surrounded by four magnificent dolphins. Extremely unusual obverse with large charioteer and graceful Nike over the quadriga with wings spread. Mint State.

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