SICILY. Selinos. Circa 455-409 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.52 g, 8 h). ΣΕΛΙΝΟΝΤΙΟΣ (retrograde) Apollo and Artemis standing left in a quadriga moving slowly to left; Artemis holding the reins and Apollo drawing his bow. Rev. ΣΕΛΙΝΟΣ The rivergod Selinos, horned and nude, holding laurel branch in his left hand and a phiale in his right, from which he pours a libation over a garlanded altar to left; to left, rooster standing left; to right, selinon leaf over a bull standing left on a base. Cf. Rizzo pl. XXXI, 14. Schwabacher 4 (Q1/S4). SNG Ashmolean 1892 (same dies). SNG Lloyd 1222 (same dies). Beautifully toned, well-centered and well-struck. Obverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, extremely fine.
From a European collection, and from that of M. S. Gasvoda, acquired from E. J. Waddell, from the collection of L. von Hoffmann, Sotheby's London, 5 July 1995, 23, ex Bank Leu 36, 7 May 1985, 57.
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