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SICILY - SYRACUSE 405-370 Time of Denys Aurige...

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SICILY - SYRACUSE 405-370 Time of Denys Aurige driving a quadriga at full gallop to the left, holding the kentron in her right hand, reins to the left. Above, Niké flying to the right crowns the charioteer. In exergue, array of weapons: cuirass, two cnemids, Athenian helmet with aigtettes, horizontal spear. R/. Head of Persephone, left, wearing a crown of reeds. She is adorned with a pearl necklace and triple-pendant earrings. Under the chin, Δ. Around the rim, four dolphins and ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ. ♦ Pozzi 614; Gallatin R.IX/D.II, 37; SNG Lloyd 1413; BMC 173; Boston MFA 425; Silver decadrachm (unsigned) Evainète type (41.15 g). Very rare. Bluish patina. Trace of corrosion. Very beautiful.

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