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Lot 1174





Estimate: 4'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 3'200 CHF ---
Gela. Tetradrachm circa 415-405, AR 16.28 g. [ΓΕ - ΛΩ - ΙΩ - Ν] Fast quadriga driven r. by Nike, holding kentron and reins; above eagle flying r. and, in exergue, [large pellet]. Rev. [ΓΕΛΑΣ retrograde] Forepart of river-god Gela advancing l. through reeds; ibis and garlanded altar before his mid section. In l. field, fish swimming upwards and above, barley grain. Jenkins O 96 / reverse unlisted.
Of the highest rarity, only two specimens known. An unusual and interesting representation
with a superb old cabinet tone, struck on a narrow and ragged flan and with some minor
porosity, otherwise good very fine

Ex NFA VII 1979, 55; Sotheby’s 19-20 June 1991, 65; Vecchi 2, 1996, 217; NAC I, 1999, 1152 and Hisch 221, 2002, 68 sales.

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