Archaic Period – Sicily, Syracuse. Gelon I (r. 485-478 BC) AR tetradrachm – NGC AU 4/5 – 5/5 – A Spectacular Piece

$7,495.00

Greece, Sicily. Archaic Period. Deinomenid Tyranny. Gelon I (r. 485-478 BC) AR tetradrachm. Mint of Syracuse. Graded AU 4/5 – 5/5 by NGC; spectacular high-grade early tetradrachm of Syracuse. A highly desirable piece.

Description

Greece, Sicily. Archaic Period. Deinomenid Tyranny. Gelon I (r. 485-478 BC) AR tetradrachm. Mint of Syracuse. Graded AU 4/5 – 5/5 by NGC; spectacular high-grade early tetradrachm of Syracuse. A highly desirable piece.

 

Design: Archaic style head of Arethusa right, surrounded by four dolphins and name of city / Charioteer driving right, holding reins and whip; Nike flying right above, crowning horses

Ref. HGC 2, 1306. Boehringer 147.

Dimensions: 24 mm / 17.25 gm / 3h

Condition: NGC AU with no notations – a spectacular example of the finest Archaic style with a marvelous head of Arethusa. Only one example of equivalent grade certified by NGC and only three graded higher.

 

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