SICILY. Messana. 420-413 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.30 g, 9 h). MEΣΣ-ANA The Nymph Messana, wearing long chiton and holding whip and reins with both hands, driving biga of mules to right. Rev. ΜΕΣ-Σ-Α-Ν-ΙΟ-Ν Hare springing to right; below, dolphin swimming to right. Boston MFA 291 (same dies). Caltabiano 517 (D206/R197). SNG ANS 356 (same dies). SNG Lloyd 1097 (same dies). Beautifully toned and of fine style. Struck from the usual slightly worn obverse die, otherwise, extremely fine.
From a Swiss collection, formed before 2005.