Drachm of Katane with quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
413–404 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Katane

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0267.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.21 gm.

Accession Number

04.441

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga three-quarters to right, with horses galloping; female charioteer, in a long chiton holding goad in drawn-back right hand and reins in left (rein of farthest horse trailing), is crowned with wreath by flying Nike. Double ground line.
Inscription in Greek.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of river-god Amenanos facing three-quarters right; loose, wavy hair; short horns on forehead.
Left and right, river fish upwards.
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. 220); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund