SICILY. Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC.
Dekadrachm (Silver, 35 mm, 42.74 g, 4 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-ΟΣ-ΙΩΝ 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 [ΕΥ-ΑΙΝΕ]. Boston MFA 421 (same dies
). De Luynes 1248 (same dies
). Dewing 876–8 (same dies
). Gallatin R.III/C.II. Rizzo pl. LIV, 8 (same dies
). SNG ANS 363 (same dies
). SNG Copenhagen 689 (same dies
). Beautifully toned and well struck from masterful dies crafted by the illustrious Euainetos. Minor traces of corrosion and with very light doubling on the obverse, otherwise,
good very fine.
From the T. Frisbie Collection, privately acquired from Edward. J. Waddell, previously privately acquired from Leu in 2001 and ex Hess-Leu 31, 6-7 December 1966, 145.