Tetradrachm of Gela with quadriga
Mint: Sicily, Gela
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0245.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.37 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Quadriga right, horses walking; in background, Ionic column (goal post); charioteer, beardless, in girdled chiton; in extended right and left hands, reins; ground line. Border of dots.
Reverse: Forepart of man-headed river bull Gelas right, with beard, mustache, bull’s horn and ear; on neck, laurel branch downwards; truncation dotted.
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. 225); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund