SICILY. Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, 485-466 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 17.41 g, 5 h), circa 475-470. Charioteer driving quadriga walking to right, holding goad in his right hand and the reins in his left; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣYRΑΚΟ-ΣΙΟ-Ν Diademed head of Arethusa to right, her hair drawn up at the back and wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, four dolphins swimming right. Boehringer 228 (V102/R154). Randazzo 384 (same dies). Beautifully toned. Good very fine.
Ex The New York Sale XVII, 9 January 2008, 17.