A beautiful tetradrachm from Messana
Lot 29
SICILY. Messana. 420-413 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.40 g, 2 h). The nymph Messana, wearing long chiton and holding kentron in her left hand and reins in both, driving biga of mules to right; in exergue, two dolphins swimming toward each other. Rev. MEΣΣA-NI-O-N Hare springing to right; below, cockle shell. Caltabiano 510 (D204/R210). Rare with this symbol. A beautifully toned and perfectly centered piece. Struck from a somewhat worn obverse die, otherwise, about extremely fine.


Ex Elsen 138, 8 September 2018, 30 and Elsen 83, 12 March 2005, 77.
Estimate:
3500 CHF
Starting price:
2800 CHF
Hammer price:
9500 CHF
Bid increment:
Closed
Minimum bid:
Closed
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Closing time: 14-May-22, 06:00:00 CEST
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