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    Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny (485-466 BC). AR tetradrachm (17.40 gm). Under Hieron I, ca. 475-470 BC. Charioteer, holding kentron and reins, driving slow quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses with wreath / ΣV-R-AKOΣ-ION, diademed head of Arethusa right; around, four dolphins. Boehringer 343 (V168/R242). Randazzo 512 (same dies). SNG ANS 109 (same obv. die). Good metal. Very fine.
    From The BVH Collection.


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    Patroas ruled the Paeonians contemporary with Alexander the Great. Although his kingdom was formally subject to Macedonia, the reverse type of Patroas' coinage, depicting a Paeonian cavalryman riding down a Macedonian phalangite, makes it clear that the old enmity of the two kingdoms was still very much alive. Ironically, the Apollo of the obverse closely imitates that found of coins of Philip II of Macedon, the author of Paeonian subjection.



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