Signed by the celebrated Euainetos and Eukleidas
Lot 46
SICILY. Syracuse. Second Democracy, 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.04 g, 9 h), obverse die signed by Euainetos, reverse die signed by Eukleidas, circa 415-405. Charioteer driving quadriga galloping to left, holding kentron in his right hand and reins in his left; above, Nike flying left to crown the charioteer with wreath held in both hands; in exergue, wheel; on exergue line, EYAINETO in tiny letters. Rev. ΣYPAKOΣIOΣ Head of Arethousa to left, wearing hook earring and pearl necklace and with her hair bound by an ampyx in the front and a sphendone ornamented with three stars in the back; before and behind, two pairs of dolphins facing each other; on sphendone behind ear, ΕΥΚΛΕΙ. Boston MFA 404 (same dies). Fischer-Bossert, Coins, 37 = Tudeer 37 (V12/R23). Gulbenkian 276 (same dies). SNG ANS 266 (same dies). SNG Fitzwilliam 1245 (same dies). SNG München 1055 (same dies). Very well centered on a full flan, and with the signatures of two of the most celebrated Syracusan artists. Minor die breaks on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.

From the T. Frisbie Collection, privately acquired from Edward J. Waddell, ex Numismatica Ars Classica Q, 6 April 2006, 1263.
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