Tetradrachm of Gela with quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
460–430 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Gela

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0247.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 17.28 gm.

Accession Number

04.446

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga right, horses walking; charioteer, beardless, in girdled chiton; in right hand, goad and reins, in left, reins.
Above, Nike with outstretched right hand crowning horses with wreath, in lowered left, taenia.
In exergue, palmette upright between two scrolls.
Reverse: Forepart of man-headed river bull Gelas right, with beard, mustache, bull’s horn and ear; left foreleg extended; on truncation, row of dots between two plain lines.
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. 230); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund