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Didrachm of Gela with horse and rider

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Obverse: Horseman (Herakles wearing lion's skin on head) galloping to right, with lance in raised right hand. Traces of letters below. Reverse: Forepart of a man-headed bull (the river-god Gelas) to right, swimming. Inscription in Greek around lower right. (see media screen for Greek...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; March 10, 1960: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. for $ 180.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, about 480 B.C.

Mint

Gela, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 025.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.56 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

60.149

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins