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Lot 173

Estimate: 60'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 48'000 CHF Price realized: 110'000 CHF
Gela. Tetradrachm circa 475-465, AR 17.34 g. Naked, bearded rider wearing conical helmet, on horse prancing r., spear in r. hand, l. holding reins. Rev. Bearded, man-faced bull (the river-god Gelas) kneeling to r.; beneath, CΕΛΑΣ. A.J. Evans, Contribution to Sicilian Numismatics, NC 1894, 207, 8 and pl. 7, 6 (this coin). Traité I, 2315 and pl. 77, 22 (this coin). Jameson 579 (this coin). Rizzo pl. XVII, 1 (this coin). Jenkins 103.1 (this coin illustrated).
Of the highest rarity, only three specimens known. An issue of tremendous importance
and fascination. Light iridescent tone, minor traces of overstriking on reverse,
otherwise about extremely fine

Ex NAC sale 13, 1998, formerly exhibited at the Antikenmuseum Basel, 281. From the Evans, Jameson, A.D.M. and Harald Salvesen collections and the Villabate hoard of 1893 (IGCH 2082)

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