Didrachm of Gela with horse and rider

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–480 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Gela

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0241.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.59 gm.

Accession Number

04.444

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Horseman on horse galloping right; nude, in pointed cap; with raised right arm hurling spear, in left hand, reins.
Reverse: Forepart of man-headed river bull Gelas right, with beard, mustache, bull’s horn and ear; hair on forehead and neck dotted; left foreleg extended right, bent under; truncation plain.
Inscription in Greek.
Round incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 227); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund