Sicily, Syracuse, (c. 485-478 B.C. revised date 467-461), silver tetradrachm, (17.05 g), obv. fast walking quadriga driven to right by bearded male charioteer, Nike flying right crowning horses, rev. SUPA KOS I O N around to right, head of Artemis-Arethusa to right, hair slightly waved and running down behind her neck, four dolphins around, (cf.S.914, Boehringer 195 same dies (obverse 87/reverse 134 dies), SNG ANS 62 [same dies]). Bright, good very fine and very rare.
Ex Brian Bolton Collection and previously from Noble Numismatics Sale 86 (lot 3585), previously from Pegasi Numismatics, with his ticket (US$1950). Boehringer notes only two specimens from these dies. The lower dating of this tetradrachm follows D. Knoepfler (SNR 72  pp.12-27), who argued that four of the Boehringer's series were minted concurrently, using several anvils, until 461 or a little later, when production decreased dramatically and only one anvil was required.