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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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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.


Gela, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.37 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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