Tetradrachm of Himera with quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
415–408 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Himera

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 17.28 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

1986.71

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga right, Nike flying left with wreath to crown charioteer.
On tablet in left hand: inscription in Greek.
In exergue: hippocamp left.
Reverse: Himera stands, phiale in right hand held above altar, left hand raised.
At right, Silenos bathing at lion-headed fountain.
Traces of Greek inscription around.

Provenance

By 1985: with Dennis P. Devine, 24 Meroke Lane, Rocky Point, New York 11778; purchased by MFA from Dennis P. Devine, March 26, 1986

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour