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  • Kimon's Tetradrachms

    Kimon's most beautiful and imitated work.

    SICILY, Syracuse. Time of Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.10 gm). Struck circa 405 BC. Obverse die signed by Kimon. Bust of Arethusa facing slightly left, hair flowing loosely, dolphins swimming among loose hairs left and right; APEOOEA above beaded border; KIMON on ampyx, small EpsilonOmega hidden in hairs left /
    Arethusa driving galloping quadriga left, holding reins; Nike walking above and crowning Arethusa, fallen meta (turning-post) below horses' hooves, grain ear in exergue.

    Tudeer ?(?); SNG ANS 288 (?); Dewing 846 (?).

    Rizzo pl. 48, 11 (these dies). SNG ANS 288 (these dies). Dewing 846 (these dies). AMB 473 (this reverse die). H. Cahn, Arethusa Soteira, in Essays Carson-Jenkins, 1 (this obverse die). C. Boehringer, The Ognina hoard, SNR 57, 1978, pl. 31, 298 (this coin). Tudeer 81.

    Tudeer 79 (V28/R54) 16.82 g Numismatica Ars Classica AG, Auction 13 October 1998 no. 473
    Tudeer 80 (V29/R53) 17.37 g Sotheby's, Auction Zurich October 1993 no. 12
    Tudeer 81 (V29/R54); SNG ANS 288 (same dies); Dewing 846 (same dies). Near VF, well centered, smooth flan. Sale: CNG 63, Lot: 117
    Tudeer 81 (V29/R54) 17.25 g Numismatic Fine Arts, Auction XXX 1992 no. 20 Sotheby's, Auction Zurich October 1993 no. 248
    SICILY, Syracuse. Circa 405-400 BC. Unsigned dies by Kimon. AR Tetradrachm (17.33 gm). Charioteer driving galloping quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both hands; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer; dolphin left in exergue / SURAKOSIW, head of Arethusa left, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace, hair restrained with an ampyx and at back of head in an open weave sakkos; all surrounded by four dolphins swimming.
    Tudeer 105 (V36/R72); SNG Lockett 3519 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1409 (same dies); Gulbenkian 299 (same dies). Lightly toned EF, worn obverse die. Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1225.
    Tudeer 105 (V36/R72) 17.28 g Asta Ceresio 3, auction 1992 no. 62

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