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Ex Randazzo Hoard.


SICILY, Katane. Circa 464-450 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.32 g). River-god Amenanos as a man-headed bull kneeling right; Nike flying right above; ketos right in exergue / Nike running left, wearing long chiton, holding a fillet in her right hand. Randazzo 61 (this coin); SNG ANS -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Lloyd 887 var. (Nike holds two fillets; same obverse die). EF, typical irregular reverse strike.

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That is a spectacular coin.


The rendition of Amenanos is so skillfully done. The musculature, dynamic pose and lifelike face is just incredible.


Every part of this coin is engraved beautifully.

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