SICILY. Gela. AR Tetradrachm (17.48 gms), ca. 415-405 B.C. NGC AU, Strike: 4/5 Surface: 5/5. Fine Style. HGC-2, 358; Jenkins Group IX-483 (O96/R192); SNG ANS-99; Jameson-191; SNG Lockett-777; Weber-1332 (all from the same dies). Obverse: ΓΕΛΩ[ΙΩΝ], Nike, holding reins, driving quadriga right; above, eagle flying right; Reverse: ΓΕΛΑΣ; (<em>retrograde</em>), forepart of man-headed bull right; barley grain above. An absolutely stunning specimen, this impressive piece features such a broad flan that the reverse is clearly struck off center, and yet all of the reverse die has made an appearance on the metal. The resounding level of detail present in the neck and head of the man-headed bull is extraordinary, and not likely to be encountered again anytime soon. Additionally, the light toning and charming lustrous allure only augment the majesty which is offered by this specimen. An exceedingly important and captivating piece of Greek art. Ex: Stacks (1/2010) Lot # 33 @ $42,500.