Tetradrachm of Himera with quadriga
Early Classical Period
Mint: Sicily, Himera
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0253.
Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.38 gm.
Medium or Technique
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to left on dotted line, driven by figure in long chiton, holding goad and reins and crowned by Nike flying to right.
In exergue: inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Nymph Himera stands facing, head to left, holding phiale over altar with right hand; her left hand raised. At right small Seilenus to right washing his hands in water issuing from lion’s head.
Inscription in Greek.
1898: Cat. Sotheby, Archaeologist and Traveller, no. 57 (according to Brett catalogue); 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. 240); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund