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CNG Feature Auction 114

Lot nuber 32

SICILY, Gela. Circa 490/85-480/75 BC. AR Didrachm (20mm, 8.64 g, 8h).


CNG Feature Auction 114
Lot: 32.
 Estimated: $ 10 000

360 Photo, Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 15 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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SICILY, Gela. Circa 490/85-480/75 BC. AR Didrachm (20mm, 8.64 g, 8h). Warrior, nude but for helmet, riding right, preparing to cast javelin held aloft in his right hand / Forepart of man-headed bull right; CE-ΛA (partially retrograde) around; all within shallow circular incuse. Jenkins, Gela, Group Ib, 28 (O9/R11); HGC 2, 363; Andersen, Apollo to Apollo, figs. 15.4 and 31.1 (this coin); Boston MFA 241 = Warren 227 (same dies); Hunterian 10 (same dies); Kraay & Hirmer 156 (same dies). Attractively toned, with underlying luster. Superb EF. Exceptional state of preservation for the issue, and of fine style.

From the Ancient Miniature Art Collection. Ex UBS 63 (6 September 2005), lot 50.


The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 114 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 13-14 May 2020. This lot is in Session 1, which begins 13 May 2020 at 9 AM ET.

UPDATE: As the CNG staff and many of our clients remain under social distancing and other restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CNG 114 will be held as an internet only auction. The sale will take place as scheduled on 13-14 May 2020.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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