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Triens (tetras) of Gela with man-headed bull

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Obverse: Man-headed bull to left. Below: three dots Inscription in Greek above. Reverse: Head of young river-god Gelas to right. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, Before 405 B.C.

Mint

Gela, Sicily

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 4.51 gm. Die Axis: 8

Accession Number

65.669

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins