SICILY. Syracuse. Second Democracy, 466-405 BC.
Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.19 g, 12 h), both dies signed by Eumenos, circa 415-405. Charioteer driving quadriga galloping to left, holding kentron in his right hand and reins with both; above, Nike flying right, crowning the charioteer with a fillet; in exergue, two dolphins facing each other; beneath the horses, EY. Rev.
[ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ] Head of Arethousa to left, wearing hook-shaped earring and plain necklace; behind her neck, EY; around, four dolphins. Fischer-Bossert, Coins, 26b = Tudeer 26c (this coin
, V10/R17). Jameson 793 (this coin
). C. Smith: The Exhibition of Greek Art at the Burlington Fine Arts Club, Part IV. London 1904, pl. CII (this coin
). Very rare and with an excellent pedigree. The obverse struck from the usual worn die and with a flan fault, otherwise,
about extremely fine.
From the T. Frisbie Collection, ex The New York Sale IV, 17 January 2002, 77, and from the collections of R. Jameson (1861-1942) and Sir A. J. Evans (1851-1941).