SICILY. Syracuse. Second Democracy, 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.24 g, 10 h), circa 450-440. Charioteer driving quadriga walking to right, holding reins in both hands; above, Nike flying left to crown the charioteer; in exergue, ketos to right. Rev. ΣΥRΑΚΟΣ-Ι-Ο-Ν Diademed head of Arethusa to right, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, four dolphins swimming right. Boehringer 486 (V258/R348). SNG ANS 154 (same dies). Weber 1583 (same dies). A sharp, clear and very attractive piece struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine.
Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 25, 25 June 2003, 105.