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Very Rare Gela Tetradrachm

576845. Sold For $3250

SICILY, Gela. Circa 430-425 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 17.40 g, 2h). Charioteer driving slow quadriga right; Nike flying right, crowning horses with wreath / Forepart of bearded man-headed bull (river god) right; below, swan left; ΓΕΛΑΣ above. Jenkins, Gela 398 (O82/R167); HGC 2, 347; SNG ANS 81 (same dies). Deeply toned, usual worn obverse die, reverse slightly double struck, minor flan flaw. Good VF. Very rare.

Ex ‘Lover of Art’ Collection (Sheikh Saud Al-Thani); Gorny & Mosch 196 (7 March 2011), lot 1147.