A beautifully toned tetradrachm from Messana of fine style
Lot 27
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.
Estimate:
5000 CHF
Starting price:
4000 CHF
Hammer price:
7500 CHF
Bid increment:
Closed
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Closing time: 27-Oct-18, 06:00:00 CET
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