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450-440BC Silver Tetradrachm NGC CHXF Surface 4/5 Strike 4/5 (17.67g) Second Democracy.
Obverse- Male charioteer, wearing long chiton, holding kentron and reins, driving walking quadriga to right; Nike flying above to right, crowning horses. Ketos the Sea monster swimming underneath the Chariot and horses is pretty special. Reverse- Head of Arethusa right, hair in a sakis ornamented with a meander pattern and zigzag bands, she is wearing hooked earrings and a beaded necklace with four dolphins swimming around- ΣYPAKOΣION in the field.