Tetradrachm of Gela with quadriga

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–480 B.C.


Mint: Gela, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0239.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.08 gm.

Accession Number

04.442b

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to right on double line; driver in long chiton holding goad and rein.
Nike flying to right crowns horses.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Forepart of bull with human face, bearded, swimming to right.
Dotted line where body stops.
Above, 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. 222); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren`

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund