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CNG 106, Lot: 35. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Gela. Circa 490/85-480/75 BC. AR Didrachm (21mm, 8.45 g, 12h). Horseman riding right, preparing to cast javelin / Forepart of man-headed bull right within circular incuse. Jenkins, Gela, Group Ib, 57 (O17/R26); HGC 2, 363; SNG Lockett 759 (same dies); Ward 151 (same dies). Good VF, deep iridescent tone, weakly struck on obverse, small die break on reverse.

From the RAJ collection, purchased from Fred Shore in 1991.