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The Garrulus Collection of Numismatic Rarities and Masterpieces

(Ancient Greek, Medieval, and Modern Coins)

COINS OF THE GREEK WORLD SICILY

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Starting price 7,500 CHF
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Tetradrachm c. 485-480 BC, (17.33 g, 8 h) Slow quadriga left, the driver, wearing sleeveless, long chiton, holding the reins with both his hands; above, Nike flying left to crown horses. Rv. SVR-AK-OSI-ON Head of Arethusa right, wearing a necklace, the long hair tied up in the neck into a pearl band; around, four dolphins, all within incuse round. Boehringer cf. 126, 73 (R 48, same die) and 128, 80 (V 37, same die). Vorzüglich / Extremely fine. Feiner Stil und aussergewöhnlich erhalten / Nice style and extraordinary condition.

From the Dr. Peter Suter collection, auction Münzen und Medaillen AG 89, Basel, June 2000, lot 59.
From auction Numismatic Fine Arts 16, Beverly Hills, December 1984, lot 64.