SICILY. Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Dekadrachm (Silver, 34 mm, 42.17 g, 1 h), signed by Euainetos, circa 405-400. Charioteer driving quadriga galloping to left, holding kentron in his right hand and reins in his left; above, Nike flying right, crowning the charioteer with a wreath; in exergue, on two slightly raised lines, shield, pair of greaves, cuirass and crested Attic helmet; below, [ΑΘΛΑ]. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of Arethusa to left, wearing wreath of reeds, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, four dolphins; below the dolphin swimming under Arethusa's neck, signature [ΕΥΑΙ]ΝΕ. Dewing 883 (same dies). Gallatin R.IV/C.VII. Gulbenkian 313 (same dies). Beautifully toned and very well preserved, an impressive example. With the typical minor die breaks and the reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
From a German collection, privately purchased from Münzen & Medaillen on 21 August 1981 for 32,000 CHF (with original invoice and ticket).