- ID: 317

    Submitter: Federico Pastrone

    Added: 1998-03-22

    SICILY. Gela.

    AR-Didrachm, ca. 485 B.C.
    Av.: Horseman to r., brandishing spear.
    Rv.: Forepart of man-headed river-godto r., behind, sigma.
    8,15 g. c.17×21 mm.

    Ref.: cf. Jenkins 8. Kraay-Hirmer 155.

    BoC: 21/2, 1996/97, p. 3.

    FAKE – A counterfeit of recent manufacture. Both fields are too flat. The rev. die Jenkins R 4 is characterized by a small, deep circular incuse which closely embraces the design. JenkinĀ“s R 4 also has no sigma behind the bull. An older cast counterfeit of this type was published in BoC 16/1, 1991, p.12.

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