Sicily, Gela, Silver Didrachm

Sicily, Gela, Silver Didrachm

Sicily, Gela (c. 490-475 B.C.), Silver Didrachm. Rider, naked but for a helmet, on a horse galloping right, hurling a spear from his raised right hand, rev. CEΛAΣ, forepart of a man-headed bull right, 8.48g., 11h (Jenkins Group I, 34A; SNG Lockett 758 (these dies)). A very attractive example, on a broad flan, with a particularly well-struck reverse, iridescent cabinet tone, extremely fine.


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