Gela. Didrachm circa 420-415, AR 8.76 g. Rider galloping r., wearing Phrygian helmet, short chiton and chlamys, hurling javelin from upraised r. hand. Rev. ΓΕΛΑΣ Forepart of man-headed bull (the river-god Gelas) l. Giacosa pl. 26 obv (this coin). Rizzo pl. 18, 10 (these dies). SNG Copenhagen 271. AMB 289 (this coin). Jameson 191 (this obverse die). SNG Ashmolean 1740 (this obverse die). SNG Lockett 777 (this obverse die). Jenkins 479.12 (this coin).
Very rare, according to Jenkins only five specimens of this issue in
private hands. Lovely old cabinet tone and good very fine
Ex NAC sale 13, 1998, AMB, 289. From the A.D.M. and Harald Salvesen collections.
|Price realized||15'000 CHF|
|Starting price||4'800 CHF|