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495740. SOLD $4500

SICILY, Gela. Circa 490/85-480/75 BC. AR Didrachm (21mm, 8.45 g, 12h). Warrior, nude but for helmet, riding right, preparing to cast javelin held aloft in his right hand / Forepart of man-headed bull right; [C]ΕΛΑΣ below; all within circular incuse. Jenkins, Gela, Group Ib, 57 (O17/R26); Comiso 109 (this coin); HGC 2, 363; SNG Lockett 759 (same dies); Ward 151 (same dies). EF, deep iridescent tone, some die wear on obverse, peripheral die break on reverse. Reverse die of good style.


Ex Sotheby’s (4 October 1990), lot 24; 1970 Comiso Hoard.