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Syracuse Tetradrachm


AR Sicily, Syracuse Tetradrachm 466-405 B.C.(17.39g,8h) Second Democracy, struck circa 450-440 B.C. O: Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses; in ex., ketos right. Boehringer 571 (V287/R391); SNG ANS 184 (same dies); Jameson 769 (same dies); Pozzi 581 (same dies); Dewing 811. R: SYRAKOSION inside ring of four dolphins; Head of Arethusa right. Typical flatness from die break over ear in hair. G: EF. Exceptional metal for issue. Extraordinary example showing all four horses. Ex. Triton V (1/15/02), lot 1215, ex. Edward J. Waddell, Ltd. FPL, lot 22452 “Extraordinary quality on perfect metal” 1/20/97. S: CNG Mail Bid Sale 69, lot 109, 6/8/05.

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Greek Sicily Silver

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