SICILY. Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC.
Dekadrachm (Silver, 35 mm, 42.93 g, 2 h), reverse die 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.
ΣΥ-ΡΑ-Κ-Ο-ΣΙΩΝ Head of Arethousa to left, wearing wreath of reeds, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, four dolphins; below the dolphin swimming under Arethousa's neck, signature [Ε]ΥΑ[ΙΝΕ]. Boston MFA 424 (same dies
). Dewing 893-895 (same dies
). Gallatin R.VI/C.XIV. SNG ANS 369 (same dies
). Boldly struck in high relief and very well centered, an attractive example of this prestigious issue. Minor traces of cleaning, otherwise,
good very fine.
From the Sam 'Duck' Reed Collection, ex Numismatic Fine Arts FPL 38, July 1990, 13.