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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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Provenance

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.

Mint

Selinos, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

04.482

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

212C

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins