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We continue to operate here at Silbury Coins in these unprecedented times, albeit working from home. You can still buy items on our website as usual. Shipping may take a little longer as we are making less trips to the post office and some postal services are operating a reduced service. We will keep you updated at every step of the order/shipping process.

We are closely monitoring the postal service and will update on any changes, if you'd prefer we can safely store your items until a later date, just ask.

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Email: info@silburycoins.com Phone 01242 898107 / 07793 676309 WhatsApp 07793 676309 Post Po Box 281, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 9ET.

We wish all of our customers & friends well at this difficult time and we look forward to hearing from new and old friends over the coming months.

Sicily, Messana Silver Tetradrachm Nike & Biga / Hare & Dolphin 425-421BC £1,450.00
Sicily, Messana Silver Tetradrachm Nike & Biga / Hare & Dolphin 425-421BC
24mm, 16.76g

Obverse showing charioteer driving a biga of mules right, holding reigns in both hands, Nike (Victory) flying right above, crowning mules, leaf and fruit in exergue. The obverse depicts a hare leaping right, a dolphin right below, MEΣ-Σ-A-N-IO-N around.

The hare occurs in various forms within the Sicilian coinage series and was considered to be a symbol of good luck.The obverse imagery showing a biga of driven mules apparently signifies the success of Anaxilas and, winning the mule biga event at the Olympic games in 484 or 480BC.

This coin comes with an old collectors ticket.

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