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    Marvelous Transitional Style

    SICILY. Syracuse. Second Democracy. Ca. 466-405 BC. AR tetradrachm (25mm, 17.39 g, 12h).  Struck ca. 450-440 BC. Charioteer driving walking quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses; in exergue, ketos right / ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙ - ΟΝ, diademed head of Arethusa right; hair bound in triple-stranded fillet, wearing whorl earring with two beads descending and pearl necklace with pendant, four dolphins around. Boehringer 571 (V287/R391); SNG ANS 184 (same dies); Pozzi 581 (same dies); Jameson 769 (same dies). Marvelous transitional dies, showing both archaic and classical conventions. NGC MS 4/5 - 5/5, Fine Style.

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