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Didrachm of Gela with horse and rider

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Obverse: Horseman on horse galloping right; nude, in pointed cap; with raised right hurling spear, in left, reins. Reverse: Forepart of man-headed river bull Gelas right, with beard, mustache, bull's horn and ear; hair on neck in crinkly lines; forelegs bent under in swimming pose. Inscription...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 510–480 B.C.

Mint

Gela, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0242.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 8.53 gm.

Accession Number

03.930

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins