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Ex Lockett Collection – Pedigreed to 1927


SICILY, Syracuse. Gelon I. 485-478 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.29 g, 4h). Struck circa 480-478 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses / Head of Arethousa right, wearing tainia and pearl necklace; four dolphins and ΣVRΑ-ΚΟΣΙ-Ο-Ν, partially inverted and retrograde, around. Boehringer Series V, 59 (V31/R38); HGC 2, 1306; SNG ANS 14 (same obv. die); SNG Fitzwilliam 1174 (same dies); SNG Lockett 875 (this coin). Beautiful old cabinet tone, traces of find patina, a touch off center. Near EF.

Ex Richard Cyril Lockett Collection (Greek Part I, Glendining, 25 October 1955), lot 774; Ratto (4 April 1927), lot 393.