SICILY. Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC.
Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 17.35 g, 9 h), unsigned dies in the style of Eukleidas, circa 399-387. Charioteer driving quadriga galloping to left, holding reins in his left hand and kentron in his right; above, Nike flying right, crowning the charioteer with a wreath; in exergue, dolphin swimming left. Rev.
[ΣΥΡAKOΣIΩN] Head of Arethousa to left, her hair bound with sphendone over which several tresses fly back; she wears a double hook earring and a plain necklace; around, three dolphins swimming downwards, one upwards. Fischer-Bossert, Coins, 92 (O33/R64). Jameson 808 (same dies
). Nanteuil 364 (same dies
). SNG ANS 297 (same dies
). SNG München 1070 (same dies
). Tudeer 92 (O33/R64). Lightly toned and of fine style. The obverse struck from the usual worn die, otherwise,
good very fine.
From the Weise Collection, Triton XXIII, 14 January 2020, 133 and ex Freeman & Sear 14, 21 June 2007, 118.