Didrachm of Gela with horse and rider
Late Archaic Period
Mint: Sicily, Gela
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0244.
Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 8.56 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Horseman on horse galloping right; nude, in pointed cap; with raised spear in right hand, in left hand, reins.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Forepart of man-headed river bull Gelas right, with beard, mustache, bull’s horn and ear; hair on forehead and neck in short, straight lines; left foreleg extended, right bent under.
Inscription in Greek.
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. 229); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund