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Tetradrachm of Gela with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to right on double line; driver in long chiton holding goad and reins; Nike flying to right crowns horses. Beaded border. Reverse: Forepart of bull with human face, bearded, swimming to right. Dotted line where body stops. Above, inscription in Greek.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 510–480 B.C.

Mint

Gela, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0239.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.08 gm.

Accession Number

04.442b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins