Sicily, Syracuse, Silver Decadrachm

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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…
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Description

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.

43.39g.

Specification

Periodc 405 - 390 BC
Datec. 405-390 BC
Coin Group

Ancient Greece

Denomination

Decadrachm

Coin Ruler

Syracuse

Country

Italy and Sicily

Coin House

Sicily

Metal

Silver

ReferencesGallatin dies R.XV/C.VIII, 3; Scavino 24 (D6/R16); HGC 2, 1299; SNG ANS 370 (this obverse die)
Weight43.39 g

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