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CNG 88, Lot: 24. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $4750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Gela. Circa 465-450 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 16.58 g, 5h). Charioteer, holding kentron and reins, driving quadriga left; in background, column with Ionic capital; in exergue, ketos right / Forepart of bearded man-headed bull (river god) right; above, Nike flying right, crowning him. Jenkins, Gela 221.5 (O58/R119) = SNG Lockett 753 = A. J. Evans "Contributions to Sicilian Numismatics," NC 1894, p. 206, 5; SNG ANS 49 (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen 261 (same dies); SNG Ashmoleon 1732 (same dies). EF, toned, softly struck on obverse.

Ex Triton I (2 December 1997), lot 280; Richard Cyril Lockett Collection (Glendining's, 25 October 1955), lot 637; Naville IV (17 June 1922), lot 235; William Talbot Ready Collection (Feuardant Fréres, 8 July 1919), lot 145; Villabate Hoard (IGCH 2082).