Tetradrachm of Gela with forepart of man-headed bull

Greek
Early Classical Period
480–450 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Gela

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 16.10 gm.

Accession Number

18.637

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Forepart of manheaded bull.
Inscription in Greek above.
Reverse: Quadriga, right, driven by charioteer wearing long chiton, holding reins in both hands and goad in rght. Horses walking. Nike flying above crowning horses.
 (obliterated).

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson Collection; September 12, 1918: gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson