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Tetradrachm of Gela with Nike driving biga

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Obverse: Biga right with Nike flying right to crown the horses. Reverse: Protome of man-headed bull to right. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule to MFA, December 19, 1984

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Greek, Early Classical Period, 480/75–475/70 B.C.

Mint

Gela, Sicily

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 16.77 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1984.806

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins