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Triton XXI, Lot: 337. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Gela. Circa 450-440 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 16.45 g, 5h). Charioteer, holding kentron in right hand and reins in left, driving slow quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses with open wreath held in both hands; floral ornament in exergue / Forepart of man-headed bull right; CEΛA[Σ] above. Jenkins, Gela, Group IV, 354 (O68/R140); HGC 2, 343; SNG ANS 65 (same dies); Gillet 415 (same dies); Gulbenkian 199 = Weber 1323 (same obv. die); Rizzo pl. XVII, 20 (same obv. die). Near EF, toned, a few light marks under tone.

From the J. L. Gomer Collection. Ex Nomos 12 (22 May 2016), lot 12 Friend of a Scholar Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 100, 7 October 2015), lot 1267; Lanz 50 (27 November 1989), lot 61.