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Tetradrachm of Gela with forepart of man-headed bull

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Obverse: Forepart of manheaded bull. Above, left: inscription? Reverse: Quadriga, right, driven by charioteer wearing long chiton, holding reins in both hands and goad in rght. Horses walking. Nike flying above crowning horses. (obliterated).

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson Collection; September 12, 1918: gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson

Greek, Early Classical Period, 480–450 B.C.

Mint

Gela, Sicily

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 16.10 gm.

Accession Number

18.637

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins