Sicily, Syracuse, Second Democracy,  466-405 BC, AR Tetradrachm, Arethusa, struck c. 450-440 BC
Ruler/Emperor:
Second Democracy
City/Region:
Sicily, Syracuse
Denomination:
Tetradrachm
Composition:
Silver
Date:
circa 450-440 BC
Obverse:
Charioteer, holding kentron and reins, driving slow quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses; in exergue, ketos (sea-serpent) right
Reverse:
ΣVRAKOΣI-ON, large head of Artemis-Arethusa right, wearing pearl necklace with pendant, hoop earring with small pendant, hair tied back in a thin band, wrapped around head three times; four dolphins around swimming clockwise
Size:
24.97mm, 17.4g, 11h
Grade:
Choice aEF, well centered, cabinet toning,
Provenance:
ex Dr. Busso Peus Nachf Auction 420 (1 November 2017), Lot 1043; ex Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG Auction 46 (1999), Lot 34
References:
Boehringer 571 (V287/R391); SNG ANS 184; Bement 79; Jameson 769; Pozzi 581 (all same dies); HGC 2, 1311; cf. SGCV I 925; SNG Copenhagen -; Weber -

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