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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Sicily| > |Gela| > GB20436
Gela, Sicily, c. 420 - 405 B.C.
|Gela|, |Gela,| |Sicily,| |c.| |420| |-| |405| |B.C.|, Gela, named after the river Gela, was founded around 688 BC by colonists from Rhodos (Rhodes) and Crete, 45 years after the founding of Syracuse. In 424 B.C., the Congress of Gela established a platform of "Sicily for the Sicilians" and formed a league that pushed back the Athenian attempt to conquer the island.
GB20436. Bronze uncia, Calciati III, p. 18, 33, gF, nice centering and patina, Gela mint, weight 1.541g, maximum diameter 13.2mm, die axis 0o, c. 420 - 405 B.C.; obverse ΓEΛA, bull standing left, head lowered in profile, pellet (mark of value) in exergue; reverse head of young river god right, floating hair, barley grain behind; rare; SOLD











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