Ancient Coinage of Sicily, Gela


Gela, a town on the southern coast of Sicily

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Jenkins 3Gela, Sicily. c490/485-480/475 BC. AR Didrachm. Nude horseman galloping right, brandishing spear overhead / forepart of man-headed bull right. SNG ANS 2-4. TextImage
Jenkins 11Gela, Sicily. ca 490/485-480/475 BC. AR Didrachm. Nude horseman galloping right, brandishing a spear overhead in his right hand / CELA, forepart of man-headed bull right. SNG Copenhagen 255, Jameson 582, SNG ANS 3. TextImage
Jenkins 15Gela, Sicily. Circa 339-310 BC. AE 14mm. Head of Demeter facing, slightly right / Head of river-god left, in reed wreath. Calciati 59, SNG ANS 123. TextImage
Jenkins 17Gela, Sicily. Circa 490-475 BC. AR Didrachm. Naked horseman galloping right, wielding spear in raised right hand / Forepart of man-headed bull (the river-god Gelas) right. TextImage
Jenkins 20Gela, Sicily. ca 490/485-480/475 BC. AR Didrachm. Nude horseman galloping right, brandishing a spear overhead in his right hand / CE-LA, forepart of man-headed bull right. SNG ANS 5. TextImage
Jenkins 28Sicily, Gela AR Didrachm. ca 490/85–480/75 BC. Helmeted, nude horseman galloping right, brandishing javelin / CE-LA (retrograde), forepart of man-faced bull rushing right. TextImage
Jenkins 34ASicily, Gela AR Didrachm. ca 510-500 BC. Nude warrior on horseback right, in conical cap & brandishing a spear overhead in his right hand / CELAS, forepart of man-headed bull right. SNG Lockett 758, SNG ANS 6. TextImage
Jenkins 35Gela, Sicily. ~490/485-480/475 BC. AR Didrachm. Nude horseman galloping right, brandishing a spear overhead / Forepart of man-headed bull right. SNG ANS 6. TextImage
Jenkins 42Gela, Sicily. ca 490/485-480/475 BC. AR Didrachm. Nude horseman galloping right, brandishing a spear overhead in his right hand / CE-LA, forepart of man-headed bull right. SNG ANS 7. TextImage
Jenkins 54Gela, Sicily. ca 490/485-480/475 BC. AR Didrachm. Nude horseman in conical cap galloping right, brandishing a spear overhead in his right hand / [C]ELAS, forepart of man-headed bull right. SNG Lockett 760, SNG ANS 9. TextImage
Jenkins 91Sicily, Gela AR Didrachm. ca 490-475 BC. Bearded nude horseman riding right, with spear / CELAS, forepart of a man-headed bull (the river god Gelas). SNG Lockett 762, SNG Cop 255. TextImage
Jenkins 96Gela. c490-480/475 BC. AR Didrachm. Helmeted, nude horseman galloping right, brandishing spear overhead in right hand / Forepart of man-headed bull. SNG ANS 21. TextImage
Jenkins 104
Sear #785
Gela, Sicily, AR Tetradrachm. 480-470 BC. Slow quadriga driven right be bearded charioteer, Nike flying above, crowning horses / ΓEΛAΣ, forepart of Man-headed bull right. TextImage
Jenkins 110Gela, Sicily. ca 480/475-475/470 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; Nike flying above & crowning horses / C-E-L-AS, forepart of man-headed bull right. SNG ANS 23. TextImage
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Jenkins 113Gela, Sicily, AR Tetradrachm. ca 480/475-475/470 BC. Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron & reins; Nike flying above, crowning horses / Forepart of man-headed bull right. SNG ANS 24. TextImage
Jenkins 124Gela, Sicily. Circa 480-470 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Charioteer driving biga right, Nike above / CELAS, forepart of man-headed bull right. TextImage
Jenkins 184Gelas. AR Tetradrachm. ca 480-475 BC. 21mm, 17.34 g. Charioteer driving slow quadriga right; Nike flying right, crowning horses above / CEΛAΣ above forepart of man-headed bull right within shallow incuse circle. Jenkins, Gela, Group IId, 184; SNG ANS 39.TextImage
Jenkins 189vGela, Sicily, AR hemiobol. c. 470 BC, Forepart of man-headed bull right. / Wheel of four spokes. TextImage
Jenkins 190
Sear #787
Gela, Sicily, AR Obol. 430-425 BC, GEL, forepart of man-headed bull right / Wheel of four spokes. Jenkins 190. TextImage
Jenkins 203Gela, Sicily. Ca. 465 BC. Silver tetradrachm (17.30 gm). Charioteer driving slow quadriga past Ionic column with wreath resting atop capital, two dolphins(?) nose to nose in exergue / CELA, forepart of man-faced bull running right. Jenkins 203 (O52/R110). SNG ANS 45 (same dies). TextImage
Jenkins 225Gela, Sicily, AR Tetradrachm. ca 465–450 BC. Slow quadriga right, passing column with Ionic capital / GEΛAΣ, forepart of man-faced bull running right. TextImage
Jenkins 230Gela, Sicily. AR Tetradrachm. ca 465-450 BC. 25mm, 17.20 g. Charioteer driving slow quadriga right; column in the background / GEΛAΣ above forepart of man-headed bull right. Jenkins 230; SNG ANS 50.TextImage
Jenkins 238Gela, Sicily, AR Tetradrachm. ca 465-450 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga right; column with Ionic capital behind / Forepart of man-headed bull right. SNG ANS 50; SNG Mόnchen 280. TextImage
Jenkins 241Gela, Sicily, AR Tetradrachm. ca 465-450 BC. Slow quadriga right, driving past Ionic column / Forepart of man-faced bull running right. TextImage
Jenkins 242
Sear #789
Gela, Sicily, AR Tetradrachm. ca 465-450 BC. Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, with Ionic capital behind / forepart of man-headed bull right. SNG ANS 52, Jenkins 242. TextImage
Jenkins 244ffGela, Sicily. ca 465-450 BC. AR Litra. Bridled horse walking right; wreath above / CELA, forepart of a man-headed bull right. TextImage
Jenkins 245
Sear #791
Sicily, Gela AR Litra. 465-450 BC. Horse standing right, rein trailing from mouth / forepart of manheaded bull right. TextImage
Jenkins 278Sicily, Gela AR Litra. ca 460 BC. Bridled horse standing right, trailing rein, wreath above / CELA, forepart of man-faced bull running right. SNG Lockett 764. TextImage
Jenkins 332Sicily, Gela AR Litra. 465-450 BC. Bridled horse walking right, wreath above / CELA, retrograde, above forepart of man-headed bull right. SNG ANS 54v, SNG Cop 273v. TextImage
Jenkins 351Gela, Sicily, AR Tetradrachm. ca 450–440 BC. Slow quadriga right, above Nike flying right to crown horses, palmette with two volutes in exergue / CELAS, forepart of man-faced bull running right. TextImage
Jenkins 354Gela, Sicily, AR Tetradrachm. ca 450-440 BC. Charioteer driving slow quadriga right, above Nike flying right to crown horses, palmette & two tendrils in exergue / CELAS, forepart of man-faced bull running right. SNG ANS 65. TextImage
Jenkins 362Gela, Sicily, AR Tetradrachm. ca 450–440 BC. Slow quadriga right, above Nike flying right to crown horses, palmette in exergue / ΓEΛAΣ, forepart of man-faced bull rushing right. TextImage
Jenkins 362cfGela, Sicily, AR Tetradrachm. ca 450-440 BC. Slow quadriga right, above Nike flying right to crown horses / Forepart of man-faced bull running right. TextImage
Jenkins 364Gela, Sicily, AR Tetradrachm. ca 450-440 BC. Slow quadriga right, above Nike flying right to crown horses, palmette with tendrils in exergue / Forepart of man-faced bull running right. TextImage
Jenkins 374Gela, Sicily, AR Tetradrachm. ca 440-430 BC. Charioteer driving slow quadriga right, holding reins in both hands, kentron in right; Nike flying above crowning horses / Forepart of man-headed bull right. TextImage
Jenkins 382
Sear #795
Gela, Sicily, AR tetradrachm. c. 435 BC, Slow biga right, Nike flying above to crown driver, leaf in ex / Retrograde legend ΓEΛAΣ, forepart of River-God as man-headed bull right. TextImage
Jenkins 384Gelas. AR Tetradrachm. ca 480-470 BC. 16.96 g. Charioteer driving slow quadriga right; Nike flying right, crowning horses above / GEΛAΣ (retrograde) above forepart of man-headed bull right within shallow incuse circle. Jenkins 384.14 (this coin); SNG ANS 74.TextImage
Jenkins 389Gela, Sicily. Circa 440-430 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Charioteer driving slow quadriga left, holding reins in both hands, kentron in right; Nike flying above and placing wreath on horse's head / Forepart of man-headed bull right; branch before. TextImage
Jenkins 396Gela, Sicily, AR Tetradrachm. ca 430-420 BC. Slow quadriga right, wreath above / Forepart of man-faced bull running right, laurel branch behind truncation. TextImage
Jenkins 398
Sear #796
Gela, Sicily, AR Tetradrachm. ca 430–425 BC. Slow quadriga right, olive wreath above / CELAS, forepart of man-faced bull running right, goose left below. SNG ANS 81, Jenkins 398. TextImage
Jenkins 400Gela, Sicily, AR Tetradrachm. ca 430–425 BC. Slow quadriga left, olive wreath above / CELAS, forepart of man-faced bull running right, goose left below. TextImage
Jenkins 401Gela, Sicily, AR litra, c425 BC, Naked horseman galloping left / GELAS Forepart of man-headed bull right. TextImage
Jenkins 405
Sear #797
Gela, Sicily AR Litra. 430-425 BC. Bearded horseman left carrying spear & sheild / CEΛAΣ, forepart of man-headed bull right. SNG Cop 275, BMC 52, Jenkins 405.TextImage
Jenkins 423Gela, Sicily, AR Litra, 13mm, ca 430-425 BC. 0.73g. Armed Apobates on prancing horse left, wearing crested helmet and holding a spear and circular shield and spear, his right knee raised in preparation for jumping from the horse / ΓEΛAΣ, forepart of man-headed bull right. Jenkins 423.TextImage
Jenkins 466Gela, Sicily. AR Tetradrachm. ca 420-415 BC. 23mm, 16.57 g. Charioteer driving slow quadriga right; Nike flying right, crowning horses above, uncertain symbol below / GE-Λ-A-Σ around forepart of man-headed bull right. Jenkins 466; SNG Fitz. 996; SNG ANS 89; Pachino hoard 9.TextImage
Jenkins 468Gelas. AR Tetradrachm. ca 420-415 BC. 25mm, 17.26 g. Charioteer driving slow quadriga right; Nike flying right, crowning horses above, small bird standing right below, head lowered / GEΛAΣ above forepart of man-headed bull right within shallow incuse circle. Jenkins 468; SNG ANS 90; SNG Cop 269; Weber 1324.TextImage
Jenkins 470
Sear #801
Gela, Sicily AR Tetradrachm. ca 420-415 BC, Slow biga left, Nike flying above, about to crown horse, lizard in exergue / ΓEΛAΣ, forepart of River-God as man-headed bull left. Jenkins 470, SNG ANS 91. TextImage
Jenkins 472Gela, Sicily, AR Tetradrachm. ca 420-415 BC. Slow quadriga left, above Nike flying left to crown horses / Forepart of man-faced bull running right. TextImage
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Jenkins 482Gela, Sicily, AR tetradrachm, 23.8 mm, 16.77 g. 415-405 BC. Slow quadriga right, wreath above, crane in exergue / Forepart of man-headed bull right, ΓEΛAΣ (off flan) and barley corn above. Jenkins 482 (this coin); Hoover HGC 357.TextImage
Jenkins 483Gela, Sicily, AR Tetradrachm. Circa 415-405 BC. Nike driving quadriga right; above, eagle flying right; large pellet in exergue / Forepart of man-headed bull right; barley grain above. SNG ANS 99, SNG Copenhagen 277. TextImage
Jenkins 486Gela, Sicily. ca 415-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm. PELWIWN, charioteer driving unruly quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both; eagle flying above, grain ear in exergue / CELAS (retrograde), forepart of man-headed bull right; barley grain in above. TextImage
Jenkins 500Gela, Sicily. C. 420-405 BC. AE Onkia 10mm, 1.08g. Head of young river-god right; barley grain behind / Bull butting left; pellet in exergue. Jenkins, Gela 500; CNS 29; SNG ANS 108.TextImage
Jenkins 506Sicily, Gela AE Trias. ca 420-405 BC. ΓEΛAΣ and grain ear above man-headed bull walking right, three dots below / head of river god right, grain ear to left. Jenkins 506-508. TextImage
Jenkins 507Gela, Sicily. AE Triantes. 420-405 BC. 3.76g; 17mm. Horned head of young river god right, grain of corn behind neck / GELAS and corn grain above bull walking right, head lowered, plain exergual line, three dots below. McClean 2277. BMC 2, 73. Jenkins 507. TextImage
Jenkins 511Gela, Sicily. Circa 420-405 BC. AE Tetras. ΓEΛAΣ, bull standing left; barley grain above, ••• in ex / Head of the river-god Gelas right with flowing hair; barley grain to left. SNG ANS 117, BMC 68, SNGCop 283, Calciati 28. TextImage
Jenkins 514Gela, Sicily. c5th Century BC. AE Onkia (1.22 gm). GELAS, bull left; pellet in exergue / Head of river-god right; barley grain to left. TextImage
Jenkins 520Gela, Sicily. Circa 420-405 BC. AE 17mm [Tetra]. Bull butting right; three pellets below / head of river-god right. Calciati 18, SNG ANS 113, SNG Morcom 588. TextImage
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Jenkins 527Sicily, Gela AE Tetras. ca 415-405 BC. Bull standing right; olive branch above, three pellets in exergue / Head of river-god Gelas right. Calciati 46. TextImage
Jenkins 541
Sear #811
Sicily, Gela AR Litra. ca 339BC. Head of young Herakles right wearing lion's skin, astragalos behind / GELOION, bearded head of river god Gelas, left, wreathed with corn and horn. TextImage
Jenkins 546Gela, Sicily, AE Onkia(?). ca 335-310 BC, Head of Herakles right in lionskin / ΓEΛAΣ, head of river-god Gelas left. TextImage
Jenkins 549
Sear #1099
Gela, Sicily. ca 339-310 BC. AE Tetras. ΓEΛΩIΩN, 3/4 facing head of Demeter, slightly right, in wreath of grain ears / Bearded head of river-god Gelas left, grain ears in hair. Jenkins 549; SNG ANS 123; Calciati 59; BMC 77; SNG Cop 287. TextImage
Jenkins 552
Sear #1100
Gela, Sicily. ca 339-310 BC. AE Litra. Warrior standing rightin helmet & cloak, about to sacrifice a ram / Horse prancing right, eight-pointed star above. Jenkins 552/13 = Virzi 1007 = Calciati 61/2, SNG ANS 126-128; BMC 79; SNGCop 288. TextImage
Jenkins 558
Sear #1103
SICILY, Phintias (refugees from Gela). ca 2nd-1st Century BC. AE Reduced Litra. Head of the river-god Gelas right / GELWI-WN, warrior standing right in helmet & cloak, sacrificing ram, H left. Jenkins 558, Calciati 69, BMC 83, SNG Cop 289. TextImage
Lindgren 459Sicily, Gela AE11. Before 405 BC. Young male head right / bull standing right. TextImage
Lloyd 971Sicily - Gela. 460-413 B.C. AR Tetradrachm. Slow quadriga driven right by charioteer; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses / Forepart of man-headed bull. TextImage
SNG ANS 24Gela, Sicily, AR tetradrachm 22mm 17.27 g, ca 480-470 BC. Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, Nike flying left above, crowning the horses / ΓEΛAΣ, Forepart of man-headed bull right. SNG ANS 24; Jenkins 111.TextImage
SNG ANS 74Gela, Sicily, AR tetradrachm 25mm, ca 440-430 BC. Charioteer, holding kentron and reins,driving slow quadriga right, Nike flying right above crowning the horses / ΓEΛAΣ (retrograde) above forepart of man-headed bull right. Jenkins group 5, 384.7 O78-R158, SNG ANS 74.TextImage
SNG ANS 91Gela, Sicily, AR tetradrachm 26mm 16.49g, ca 420-415 BC. Charioteer driving walking quadriga left, Nike flying left above, crowning the horses, lizard about to catch fly in the exergue / ΓEΛAΣ, Forepart of man-headed bull left within incuse circle. SNG ANS 91; Jenkins group 8, 470 O91-R182.TextImage
SNG ANS 111vGela, Sicily. Circa 420-405 BC. AE Onkia (1.39 gm). GELAS bull butting left; pellet in exergue / Head of river-god right, hair floating; barley grain behind. TextImage
SNG ANS 126Gela, Sicily, AE unit. ca 339-310 BC. 13.49 g. The warrior, Antiphemos, helmeted, standing right, holding sword, about to kill a sacrificial ram leaping right / Horse running right, star above. SNG ANS 126; SNG Cop. 288; Hoover HGC 384; Jenkins Group XIV, 552; Calciati III 62.TextImage
SNG ANS 129Gela, Sicily, AE unit. ca 339-310 BC. 9.91 g. Wreathed head of the river-god Gelas right / ΓEΛΩIΩN, The warrior, Antiphemos, helmeted, standing right, holding sword, about to kill a sacrificial ram leaping right. SNG ANS 129; Hoover HGC 385; Jenkins Group XIV, 554–555 and 558; Calciati III 63; SNG Munich 328.TextImage
SNG Cop 260vGela, Sicily, AR tetradrachm. c435 BC, Slow biga right, rounding pillar / ΓEΛAΣ, forepart of River-God as man-headed bull right. TextImage
SNGCop 275
Sear #797
Gela, Sicily AR Litra. 430-425 BC. Bearded horseman left carrying spear & sheild / CEΛAΣ, forepart of man-headed bull right. SNG Cop 275, BMC 52, Jenkins 405. TextImage
SNGCop 283Sicily, Gela AE Trias. Before 405 BC. Head of young river god right, grain ear behind / ΓEΛAΣ, bull advancing left, grain ear above.TextImage
Sear #713Sicily, Gela AR Didrachm. ca 490-480 BC. Horseman, naked except for crested helmet, brandishing spear, on horse leaping right / CEΛAΣ, forepart of man-headed bull right. TextImage
Sear #785Gela, Sicily, AR Tetradrachm. 480-470 BC. Slow quadriga driven right be bearded charioteer, Nike flying above, crowning horses / ΓEΛAΣ, forepart of Man-headed bull right. TextImage
Sear #787Gela, Sicily, AR Obol. 430-425 BC, ΓEΛ, forepart of man-headed bull right / Wheel of four spokes. Jenkins 190. TextImage
Sear #789Gela, Sicily, AR Tetradrachm. ca 465-450 BC. Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, with Ionic capital behind / forepart of man-headed bull right. SNG ANS 52, Jenkins 242. TextImage
Sear #791Sicily, Gela AR Litra. 465-450 BC. Horse standing right, rein trailing from mouth / forepart of manheaded bull right. TextImage
Sear #795Gela, Sicily, AR tetradrachm. c. 435 BC, Slow biga right, Nike flying above to crown driver, leaf in ex / Retrograde legend ΓEΛAΣ, forepart of River-God as man-headed bull right. TextImage
Sear #796Gela, Sicily, AR Tetradrachm. ca 430–425 BC. Slow quadriga right, olive wreath above / CEΛAΣ, forepart of man-faced bull running right, goose left below. SNG ANS 81, Jenkins 398. TextImage
Sear #797Gela, Sicily AR Litra. 430-425 BC. Bearded horseman left carrying spear & sheild / CEΛAΣ, forepart of man-headed bull right. SNG Cop 275, BMC 52, Jenkins 405. TextImage
Sear #801Gela, Sicily AR Tetradrachm. ca 420-415 BC, Slow biga left, Nike flying above, about to crown horse, lizard in exergue / ΓEΛAΣ, forepart of River-God as man-headed bull left. Jenkins 470, SNG ANS 91. TextImage
Sear #811Sicily, Gela AR Litra. ca 339BC. Head of young Herakles right wearing lion's skin, astragalos behind / ΓEΛOION, bearded head of river god Gelas, left, wreathed with corn and horn. TextImage
Sear #1095Gela, Sicily, AE Trias. ca 420-405 BC. Bull walking right, olive branch with two olives above, three pellets in exergue / Head of young river god right with free flowing hair, barley grain behind. TextImage
Sear #1099Gela, Sicily. ca 339-310 BC. AE Tetras. GELWIWN, 3/4 facing head of Demeter, slightly right, in wreath of grain ears / Bearded head of river-god Gelas left, grain ears in hair. Jenkins 549; SNG ANS 123; Calciati 59; BMC 77; SNG Cop 287.
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Sear #1100Gela, Sicily. ca 339-310 BC. AE Litra. Warrior standing rightin helmet & cloak, about to sacrifice a ram / Horse prancing right, eight-pointed star above. Jenkins 552/13 = Virzi 1007 = Calciati 61/2, SNG ANS 126-128; BMC 79; SNGCop 288. TextImage
Sear #1103SICILY, Phintias (refugees from Gela). ca 2nd-1st Century BC. AE Reduced Litra. Head of the river-god Gelas right / ΓEΛΩI-ΩN, warrior standing right in helmet & cloak, sacrificing ram, H left. Jenkins 558, Calciati 69, BMC 83, SNG Cop 289.
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See also: Perseus Project database, coins of Gela
See also: Magna Graecia Coins of Gela
Entry for Sicily, Gela on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Gela in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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