Triens (tetras) of Gela with man-headed bull

Greek
Classical Period
Before 405 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Gela

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 4.51 gm. Die Axis: 8

Accession Number

65.669

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Man-headed bull to left.
Below: three dots.
Inscription in Greek above.
Reverse: Head of young river-god Gelas to right.

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour