SICILY. Messana. 445-439 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.13 g, 2 h). Charioteer, holding kentron in his right hand and reins in his left, driving biga of mules to right; above, Nike flying right to crown the mules; in exergue, olive leaf. Rev. MEΣΣA-N-ION Hare springing right; below, olive spray. Caltabiano 374 (D168/R156). SNG ANS 340 (same dies). A beautifully toned piece of splendid Classical style. Struck from the usual somewhat worn obverse die and with a filed edge, otherwise, extremely fine.
From a Swiss collection, formed before 2005.