1991.0039 (Coin, replica)

Reproduction. Greek coin minted in Gela (colony of Dorian) Sicily before 466 B. C. Rare depiction of a tetradrachma (four-horsed chariot): quadriga with horses walking, the charioteer holding reins and a goad. The reverse side of the coin shows the forepart of a man-headed bull (a river god) swimming along with right foreleg bent. Gelon, the tyrant of Gela, conquered in chariot race at Oluympia in 488 B. C. Reverse type of this coin may commemorate the event.