SICILY. Syracuse. Second Democracy, 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.18 g, 10 h), circa 440-430. Charioteer driving quadriga walking to left, holding goad in his right hand and reins in his left; above, Nike flying right to crown the driver. Rev. ΣYRΑΚΟΣΙΟ-Ν Head of Arethusa to right, her hair tied into a bun at the top of her head, wearing double spiral earring and plain necklace; around, four dolphins swimming. Boehringer 605 (V296/R411). SNG ANS 199. Beautifully toned and of magnificent style. Areas of weakness and with some pitting on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
From a Swiss collection, formed in the 1990s and early 2000s.