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Tetradrachm of Gela with Nike driving quadriga

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Obverse: Nike driving quadriga right. Wreath above. Inscription in Greek in exergue. Reverse: Head of rivergod Gelas left. Three fish around. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By 1985: with Mid-American Rare Coin Auctions, Inc., 6 Chevy Chase Place, Lexington, Kentucky 40502 (Mid-American Rare Coin Auctions Inc. sale, The Capitol City Sale, Sheraton Hotel and Exhibition Center, 8500 Annapolis Road, New Carrollton, Maryland 20784, February 15-16, 1985, lot 572); purchased on behalf of MFA at the Capitol City Sale by Dennis P. Devine, 24 Meroke Lane, Rocky Point, New York 11778; April 24, 1985: purchased by MFA from Dennis P. Devine

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, 425–420 B.C.

Mint

Gela, Sicily

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.26 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1985.88

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins