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Tetradrachm of Gela with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga right, horses walking; in background, Ionic column (goal post); charioteer, beardless, in girdled chiton; in extended right and left hands, reins; ground line; border of dots. Reverse: Forepart of man-headed river bull Gelas right, with beard, mustache, bull's horn and ear; ...

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 460–430 B.C.

Mint

Gela, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0245.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.37 gm.

Accession Number

04.443

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins