Sicily, Syracuse, Dionysios I (405-367 BC).
Silver Decadrachm, c. 405-390 BC, reverse signed by the engraver Euainetos.
Obverse: Charioteer, holding kentron in right hand and reins in left, driving a fast quadriga left. Nike flying right, crowning charioteer with wreath. Military harness, shield, greaves, cuirass, and crested Attic helmet, below the ground line, all connected by a horizontal spear; [AΘΛA below].
Reverse: Head of the nymph Arethusa facing left, wearing a wreath of grain ears, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace. Four dolphins swimming around, ΣΥ-ΡΑ-Κ-Ο-ΣΙΩΝ above, and [EY-AINE] (signature) off-flan, below.
(Gallatin dies R.XV/C.VIII, 3; Scavino 24 (D6/R16); HGC 2, 1299; SNG ANS 370 (this obverse die).
Extremely Fine. An exceptional portrait of beautiful style and some light iridescence. Two minor scrapes on the horses. Otherwise a superb piece.