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Inverted anchor cross. A cross with slightly widened ends, with two anchor flukes coming out of the top and curving left and right, also with slightly widened ends.

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  • Gela Æ Tetras 420-405 BC

    Gela Æ Tetras 420-405 BC

    An ancient Greek river god. Gela, a city on the southern coast of the Italian island of Sicily, was founded in 698 by Greek colonists from Rhodes and Crete. The name comes from the Sicilian-dialect word for “winter frost”. This coin features “Gelas”, a local river god. Each river had its own god. Looking at…