Tetradrachm of Eryx with quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
about 410–400 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Eryx

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0238.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.11 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

04.442a

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga three-quarters right, horses galloping; charioteer in girdled chiton crowned by Nike with wreath; in outstretched right hand, goad, in lowered left, reins; double ground line.
Reverse: Aphrodite seated left on throne without back, upper body facing, head left; in short-sleeved girdled chiton, with himation over lower body; on extended right hand, dove right, wings raised; left hand drawn back and lowered.
At left, Eros standing right, nude, right hand outstretched, left lowered, left leg bent; ground line below.
Inscription in Greek.
Border of dots.
Round incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection (published by him in the Numismatic Chronicle for 1880); 1902: purchased by Edward Perry Warren from Canon Greenwell (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 221); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund