Didrachm of Gela with horse and rider

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
about 480 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Gela

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 025.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.56 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

60.149

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Horseman (Herakles wearing lion’s skin on head) galloping to right, with lance in raised right hand. Traces of letters below.
Reverse: Forepart of a man-headed bull (the river-god Gelas) to right, swimming.
Inscription around lower right.

[small dies]

Provenance

By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; March 10, 1960: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. for $ 180.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour