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CNG 111, Lot: 73. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $13000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Gelon I. 485-478 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 17.17 g, 6h). Struck circa 480-478 BC. Charioteer, holding kentron in right hand and reins in both, driving slow quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses with open wreath held in both hands / Head of Arethousa right, wearing tainia and pearl necklace; four dolphins and ΣVRAKOΣION around. Boehringer Series IV, 62.8 (V32/R41) = Locker Lampson 85 (this coin); HGC 2, 1306; SNG ANS 15 (same dies); SNG Fitzwilliam 1175 (same dies); SNG Lockett 876 (same dies); Boston MFA 337 = Warren 308 (same dies). Good VF, wonderful old cabinet tone. Excellent surfaces lacking any hint of porosity.

Ex Godfrey Locker Lampson Collection 85; Ionides Collection.