Tetradrachm of Gela with quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
460–430 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Gela

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0245.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.37 gm.

Accession Number

04.443

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.
Round incuse.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund