Tetradrachm of Akragas (Agrigentum) with quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
413–406 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Akragas (Agrigentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0232.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 17.04 gm.

Accession Number

00.95

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga driven to right, near horse with head left; above, a small Nike flying to crown the charioteer. Charioteer wears a girdled chiton, four reins in drawn back right hand and extended left.
In exergue a crab.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Two eagles to right, standing on a hare which lies on its back on a rock. The nearer one has head raised, the other is bending over.
Traces of inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund