Lot 20. Sicily, Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny. 485-466 B.C. AR tetradrachm. Under Hieron I, 475-470 B.C.
Sicily, Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny. 485-466 B.C. AR tetradrachm (23 mm, 15.64 g, 1 h). Under Hieron I, 475-470 B.C. Charioteer, holding kentron and reins, driving slow quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses / ΣVRAKO-ΣIO-N (very faint), diademed head of Arethusa right, surrounded by four dolphins. Boehringer 146 (V65/R100); Randazzo -. Porous. Very fine.
From the Expatriate Collection.
The Expatriate Collection
Expatriate comes from the Latin roots ex-, ""away from,"" and patria, ""one's native country."" The Expatriate Collection was formed by an American who has lived abroad for nearly fourteen years in Japan, Europe, Canada, and the Middle East. His collection was formed almost exclusively while living outside the United States.