Sicily, Himera, (c.409-407 B.C.), silver tetradrachm, obverse die signed by the artist Mai-, (17.50 g), obv. the nymph Himera, holding reins in both hands, driving quadriga right, above, Nike flying left, crowning her with wreath held in extended right hand, left hand holding plaque inscribed MAI, in exergue, ketos left, rev. Himera standing facing, head left, holding in right hand a patera over altar to left, to right, satyr bathing in fountain with lion-headed spout, HI-[ME-PAI]O[N] (retrograde) around from exergue, (S.818, Arnold-Biucci, Monetazione, Group IV, 22 (Q8/H17), Gutmann & Schwabacher 20, HGC 2, 436, SNG Lloyd 1022 (same dies), Basel 306 (same dies), Gillet 434 (same dies), Kraay & Hirmer 71 (same dies), Rizzo pl. XXI, 23 = de Luynes 977 (same dies). Superb fields, well struck, good extremely fine and rare in this condition.
Ex Brian Bolton Collection and previously Triton XX, lot 50. Also From the JMG Collection, Ex Classical Numismatic Group 66 (19 May 2004), lot 107, Peus 376 (29 October 2003), lot 164. With tickets.