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Triton XXII, Lot: 115. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Gela. Circa 480/75-475/70 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.23 g, 1h). Charioteer, holding kentron in right hand and reins in left, driving slow quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses with open laurel wreath held in both hands / Forepart of man-headed bull right; CEΛAΣ above. Jenkins, Gela, Group II, 177 (O47/R100); HGC 2, 338; SNG Forbat 111 = Hermitage Sale II 254 (same dies); Bement 371 (same dies); Ward 148 (same obv. die). Good VF, lightly toned, minor roughness.

Ex Rauch 94 (9 April 2014), lot 202; Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio 177 (13 August 2013), lot 11021.