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Spectacular Gela Didrachm


SICILY, Gela. Circa 490/85-480/75 BC. AR Didrachm (20mm, 8.70 g, 6h). Nude warrior riding right, preparing to cast javelin held aloft in his right hand / Forepart of man-headed bull right; CEΛA above. Jenkins, Gela, Group Ib, 11 (O6'/R5); HGC 2, 362; SNG München 254 (same dies); Jameson 582 (same dies). Beautiful light toning, underlying luster, die break on reverse. Choice EF. Perfectly centered. A spectacular coin and among the finest known for the series.

Ex Triton I (2 December 1997), lot 204.