Didrachm of Gela with horse and rider
Late Archaic Period
Mint: Sicily, Gela
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0242.
Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 8.53 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900