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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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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.


Gela, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 1.13 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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