SYRACUSE. Decadrachm, signed work of the master engraver Euainetos, about 385-370 BC. AR 42.75 g. Fast quadriga l., the driver, wearing long, sleeveless chiton, holds the reins with his l. hand, the kentron in his r. hand; he is crowned by Nike flying r.; in the exergue, on two steps, panoply of arms consisting of shield, cuirass between greaves and a crested helmet; in tiny letters [AΘΛA]. Rev. ΣY - PAKOΣIΩN Head of Arethusa l., crowned with reeds, wearing triple ear-pendant and necklace; around, four dolphins; under the dolphin below the neck, signature EY - AINE. Gallatin R.III / C. VI, no. 6 (this specimen); Gulbenkian I, 105, 312 (same obv. die); SNG ANS 364 (same obv. die).
Scarce. Excellent classical style. Beautiful old cabinet tone. Extremely fine
From an old Swiss Collection started in the 19th century.
G.H. Earle jr., Philadelphia Collection.
Cl. S. Bement, Philadelphia Collection.
Auction S.H. & H. Chapman, Philadelphia 25 June 1912, 112.
Auction Naville & Cie., Geneva VI (Lucerne 1923), 516.
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