Tetradrachm of Gela with forepart of man-headed bull

Greek
Classical Period
413–405 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Gela

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0248.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 1.13 gm.

Accession Number

04.448

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Forepart of man-faced river bull left; right foreleg extended; truncation plain.
Inscription in Greek.
Plain border.
Reverse: Head of Tyche of Gela, Sosipolis, left, with ampyx and sphendone, between which, roll of hair; on cheek, four locks; plain necklace.
Inscription in Greek.
Plain border.
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. 233); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund