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LOT 8134

Estimate
GBP (£) 800 - 1,000
EUR (€) 930 - 1,160
USD ($) 980 - 1,230

Price
£800 (EUR 929; USD 983) (+bp*)

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ANCIENT GREEK COINS - SICILY - HIERON I - ARETHUSA AR TETRADRACHM
485-466 B.C.

Deinomenid Tyranny, struck under Hieron I. Obv: bearded charioteer driving slow quadriga walking right, Nike flying right above, crowning the horses. Rev: SYRAKOSION legend clockwise from top right and ending beneath neck with pearl-diademed head of Arethusa right, wearing a necklace, her hair tied in a krobylos, four dolphins swimming right around. (16.81 grams.). Near extremely fine.

PROVENANCE:
Ex UK private collection.

LITERATURE:
Boehringer 168; Hoover HGC 1306.