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Sale: Nomos 6, Lot: 14. Estimate CHF3500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 7 May 2012. 
Sold For CHF4200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Gela. Circa 450-440 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.13 g 4). Quadriga driven slowly to right by a bearded charioteer; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses; in exergue, palmette with tendrils. Rev. ϹΕΛΑΣ Forepart of man-headed bull to right. Gulbenkian 197 var. Jenkins, Gela 344. Kraay / Hirmer 158 var. Of unusually fine style for this period; very attractively toned. Obverse struck from a worn die, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.

From the “Outstanding Collection”, Leu Numismatics 81, 16 May 2001, 52.