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. 0242.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 8.53 gm.

Accession Number

03.930

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 hurling spear, in left, reins.
Reverse: Forepart of man-headed river bull Gelas right, with beard, mustache, bull’s horn and ear; hair on neck in crinkly lines; forelegs bent under in swimming pose.
Inscription in Greek above Gelas.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900