- ID: 325

    Submitter: Jean-Luc

    Added: 1998-03-22

    SICILY. Syracuse.

    AR-Tetradrachm, signed by Kimon.
    Av.: Head of Arethusa three-quarter facing, flanked by two dolphins. Above, outside the border of dots, greek Aretosa, on hairband Kimon.
    Rv.: Quadriga galloping to l., above, Nike flying to r., crowning charioteer. In exergue, Syrakosion and corn ear.
    16,99 g. c. 32 mm.

    Ref.: cf. Kraay-Hirmer 123 (obv., London) and 122 (rev. Pennisi).

    BoC: 21/2, 1996/97, p. 10.

    FAKE – An interesting counterfeit, possibly from the 1950s. The Arethusa head, the obverse on the original, appears as the reverse on the false coin.

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