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Tetradrachm of Gela with forepart of man-headed bull

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Obverse: Forepart of man-faced river bull left; right foreleg extended; truncation plain; plain border. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Head of Tyche of Gela, Sosipolis, left, with ampyx and sphendone, between which, roll of hair; on cheek, four locks; plain necklace; plain border. Inscription in...

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Provenance

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. 233); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 413–405 B.C.

Mint

Gela, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0248.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 1.13 gm.

Accession Number

04.448

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins