21 March 2023
Pedigree to 1933 and Impressive Reverse!
SICILY. Gela. Circa 490/85-480/75 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 20 mm, 8.61 g, 9 h). Bearded horseman, nude, riding to right, brandishing spear in his upraised right hand. Rev. CΕΛΑΣ Forepart of man-headed bull to right. Jameson 576 (same obverse die). Jenkins 73.1 (Ο22/Ρ35 this coin). SNG Copenhagen 257 (same dies). Attractive light toning. Very fine.
From the collection of a Nobleman who died in 1940, ex Naville XVI, 3 July 1933, 506 (original collector's ticket included).