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Didrachm of Selinos with Herakles subduing bull

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Obverse: Nude, beardless Herakles to right, subduing wild bull charging right; he swings club with right hand and grasps horn of bull with left hand, tripping bull with left foot. Border of dots. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: River-god Hypsas standing facing, head to left, sacrificing...

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1879: Paravey Sale, no. 98 (according to Regling and Brett catalogues); 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. 290); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 460–440 B.C.


Selinos, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0318.


Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 8.53 gm. Die Axis: 7

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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