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Didrachm of Gela with horse and rider

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Obverse: Horseman on horse galloping right; nude, in crested helmet; with raised right arm hurling spear, in left hand, reins. Reverse: Forepart of man-headed river bull Gelas right, with beard, mustache, bull's horn and ear; left foreleg extended, right bent under; row of dots between two...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, about 490–475 B.C.

Mint

Gela, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0243.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 8.67 gm.

Accession Number

11.1762

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins