Gela. Didrachm circa 490/485-480-475, AR 8.68 g. Naked and helmeted rider on prancing horse r., wielding spear in raised r. hand, l. arm behind horse's mane, holding reins. Rev. CEΛΑ Forepart of man-headed bull (the river-god Gelas) r. SNG Lockett 758 (this obverse die). Hunter 7 (these dies). Jenkins 33.
Of lovely style and with a superb light iridescent tone. Virtually as struck and almost Fdc
From the Harald Salvesen collection and privately purchased from Peter Weiss in 1995.
|Price realized||12'000 CHF|
|Starting price||4'000 CHF|