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Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 89

SICILY, Gela. Circa 415-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26.5mm, 17.25 g, 5h).


Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I
Lot: 89.
 Estimated: $ 3 000

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 7 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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SICILY, Gela. Circa 415-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26.5mm, 17.25 g, 5h). Charioteer, holding kentron in right hand and reins in both, driving slow quadriga right; wreath above; in exergue, plow left / Forepart of man-headed bull right; above, retrograde ΓEΛAΣ above barley grain; all within shallow incuse circle. Jenkins, Gela, Group IX, 481 (O95/R191); HGC 2, 357 (same dies as illustration); SNG ANS 98 = Hermitage Sale II 256 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 983 (same dies); Rizzo pl. XVIII, 13 (same dies). Toned, minor metal flaws. VF. Fine style. From the last group of tetradrachms struck at Gela.

From the Ancient Miniature Art Collection. Ex Leu 2 (25 April 1972), lot 73; Hess-Leu [3] (27 March 1956), lot 99.


The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I will be held Tuesday morning, 14 January 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.