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LOT 8094

Estimate
GBP (£) 700 - 900
EUR (€) 780 - 1,010
USD ($) 760 - 980

Price
£700 (EUR 785; USD 761) (+bp*)

ANCIENT GREEK COINS - SICILY - HIERON I - ARETHUSA AR TETRADRACHM
485-466 B.C.
(16.81 grams.).

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. Near extremely fine.

PROVENANCE:
Ex UK private collection.

LITERATURE:
Boehringer 168; Hoover HGC 1306.