SICILY. Syracuse. Second Democracy, 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.35 g, 4 h), circa 430-420. Charioteer driving quadriga walking to right, holding goad in his right hand and reins in his left; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses; in exergue, olive branch. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, her hair bound in a sakkos, wearing a double spiral earring and a simple necklace; around, four dolphins. Boehringer 656 (V331/R451). A lovely piece of fine style. Minor flan fault on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Ex Künker 236, 7 October 2013, 385 und Gorny & Mosch, Stuttgart Auction 1, 22 November 2010, 105 .