Gela. Tetradrachm 420-415, AR, 17.53 g. Slow quadriga driven r. by charioteer; above, Nike flying l. to crown him. Rev. ΓΕΛΑΣ Forepart of man-headed bull (the river-god Gelas) r. SNG Ashmolean 1738 (these dies). SNG Fitzwilliam 997 (these dies). SNG ANS 94 (these dies). Jenkins 475.13 and pl. 51, reverse enlarged (this coin).
Rare and among the finest specimens in private hands. A finely engraved
reverse die and a wonderful old cabinet tone. Minor area of weakness
on obverse, otherwise extremely fine
Ex Ars Classica 16, 1933, 518 and NAC 10, 1996, 111 sales. Privately purchased from Bank Leu in the 60’s and from the A.D.M. and Harald Salvesen collections.
|Price realized||46'000 CHF|
|Starting price||16'000 CHF|