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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 spear in right hand, in left hand, reins; border of dots. Reverse: Forepart of man-headed river bull Gelas right, with beard, mustache, bull's horn and ear; hair on forehead and neck in short, straight lines; left...

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By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 229); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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


Gela, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0244.


Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 8.56 gm.

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The Ancient World


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