Syracuse Kimon dekadrachm obverse
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AR dekadrachm 42.8176 g, 37.0 mm
405-400 BC
1. Babelon, Jean. 1924. Catalogue de la collection de Luynes. Monnaies Greques. I. Italie et Sicile #1241 (this obverse die) and Plate XLVII #1241. Paris: Bibliothéque Nationale.
2. 1931. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum. The Collection of Capt. E. G. Spencer-Churchill, M.C., of Northwick Park #57 (same dies). London: The British Academy.
3. Jameson, R. 1913. Collection R. Jameson. Tome I. Monnaies grecques antiques. Page 177 #820 and Plate XL #820. Paris: Chez Feuardent Frères.
4. Jongkees, J. H. 1967. The Kimonian Dekadrachms. A Contribution to Sicilian Numismatics. Page 26 #13 and Plate II C/μ (var). Amsterdam: Adolf M. Hakkert.
A fast quadriga being driven left by a charioteer leaning forward with a kentron in his right hand, and holding the reins in his left. Above, Nike is flying to the right to crown the charioteer. In the exergue there is a display of armor: crested helmet, cuirass, shield, spear, and greaves.
Below armor: ΑΘΛΑ
Head of Arethusa, facing left, wearing pendant and beaded necklace, her hair is bound in front by an ampyx, in the back is held by a net. Four dolphins swim around Arethusa's head, one of them in contact with her neck.
Above and to the right: ΣΥΡ - ΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ