SICILY. Gela. Circa 490/85-480/75 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 8.26 g, 9 h). Bearded warrior, nude but for high helmet, riding horse to right, brandishing spear in his right hand and holding reins in his left. Rev. CEΛAΣ Forepart of the river-god Gelas, in the form of a man-headed bull, to right. Jenkins, Gela, 54.10 and pl. 4, 54 (this coin, O17/R23). Locker Lampson 85 (this coin). SNG ANS 9 (same dies). SNG Delepierre 541 (same dies). Beautifully toned and with an excellent pedigree. The usual die breaks on the reverse and with a few minor marks on the edge, otherwise, good very fine.
From an old Swiss collection and the collection of G. Locker Lampson (1875-1946), poet and representative in the House of Commons.