Tetradrachm of Arethusa l

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Tetradrachm of Arethusa l

Post by alsadeekalsadouk on Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:13 pm

Greek Coins
Syracuse




Tetradrachm signed by Eumenes and Euainetos circa 410, AR 17.28 g. Fast quadriga driven r. by charioteer holding reins and kentron. Above, Nike flying l., carrying in one hand a wreath to crown him, and in the other a cord from which hangs a rectangular tablet inscribed EYAIN / ETO. In exergue two dolphins swimming toward each other. Rev. [SURAKOSIW]N Head of Arethusa l., wearing sphendone and ampyx ornamented with stars; beneath neck truncation, EVME – NO – Y. Around, four dolphins

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* on the head of Arethusa  name but not showing fine should be : SURAKOSIW  =Syracuse
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