Ancient Coins and Numismatic Books (22 June 2011)

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Date of Auction: 22nd June 2011

Sold for £48,000

Estimate: £25,000 - £30,000

Syracuse, Dekadrachm signed by Kimon, c. 404-400, fast quadriga driven left by charioteer holding reins and kentron, Nike flying right to crown him above, display of shield, greaves, cuirass, and crested Attic helmet in exergue, all connected by a horizontal spear, ΑΘΛΑ above, rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ, head of Arethusa left, wearing ear-ring with pendant and beaded necklace, wavy hair bound in front with ampyx, inscribed with K and caught up behind in net, three dolphins around, a fourth makes dorsal contact with neck truncation, ΚΙΜΩΝ on its body, 43.08g/6h (Jongkees 7, pl. 2, A; Kraay-Hirmer 118; Hoberman pp.78-9, this coin). Almost extremely fine, very rare
£25,000-30,000

Footnote

Provenance:
Münzen und Medaillen Auktion 54 (Basle), 26 October 1978, lot 122