Sicily - Syracuse. Silver tetradrachm, 485-466 BC. Obv. Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both hands, driving a walking quadriga to right; above Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣΥΡΑ-ΚΟΣ-Ι-Ω-Ν. Head of Arethusa to right, wearing necklace and pearl diadem, with her hair tied in a krobylos that is bound up and falls over her diadem; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. SNG ANS 21 (same die); SNG Loyd 881 (same reverse die); C. Arnold-Biucchi, The Randazo Hoard 1980 and Sicily Chronology in the Early Fifth Century B.C., New York, 1990, -; E. Boehringer, Die Münzen von Zyrakus, Berlin, 1929, n° 85 (same dies, V41/R55). AR. 17.25 g.
XF-AU broken planchet
Ex. Münzen & Medaillen AG list 544, june 1991, lot 21 & list 563, march 1993, lot 38 & auction 89, 14 june 2000, lot 60.