A silver tetradrachm coin from the town of Gela, Sicily, circa 475 BCE.
Reference: BMC Sicily p.65 No.3.
Die axis: 10.
Forepart of man-faced bull swimming right, around below in archaic Greek CELAS.
Quadriga being driven slowly to right by charioteer wearing long chiton. Nike flies above crowning horses.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
circa 475 BC
Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880
Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.11. Purchased by Eugene von Guerard from Mr Friedlander of Berlin for 3 shillings. The coin became separated from its origin and was found in the NGV Safe during McArthur Bequest incorporation, about 1904. The date 1880 was the year that the National Gallery of Victoria purchased Eugene von Guerard's collection. The NGV Numismatics collection was transferred to the Science Museum of Victoria in 1976.
Type of item
25 mm (Outside Diameter), 17.127 g (Weight)
BMC. Sicily p.65 No.3 SNG ANS Part 4 No. 23
[Book] Poole, Reginald S. 1876. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Sicily., 65 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.