Tetradrachm of Gela with quadriga
Mint: Sicily, Gela
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0247.
Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 17.28 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund