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ID number:  BIRBI-G0002
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Gelon; Syracuse
Denomination:  Tetradrachm
Place made:  Sicily: Syracuse
Culture:  Greek
Date made:  474 BC-450 BC
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.60
Weight (g):  17.01
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Bt Numismatica Ars Classica Auction D, 2-3 March 1994, lot 1256, through the P. D. Whitting Fund (PDWF no. 54)
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Description:  Obverse: quadriga right, horses crowned by Nike. Reverse: head of Arethusa right

Inscriptions:  Reverse: ΣΥRΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ (Syracuse)

Bibliography:  Cf. Seaby 924

2 Related People

Gelon
Greek
c. 540 BC
478 BC
Syracuse
Greek; Roman; Byzantine


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