Tetradrachm of Kamarina with Athena driving quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
about 425–405 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Kamarina

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0259.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 16.89 gm.

Accession Number

04.435

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga three quarters to right, horses galloping; Athena as charioteer in crested Athenian helmet and chiton; in drawn-back right, a goad; in left hand, three reins; crowned by Nike with wreath; double ground line.
In exergue, a fish to right.
Border of dots.
Obverse by Euainetos (?)
Reverse: Head of Herakles to left, lightly bearded, in lion’s scalp; side whiskers.
Below, laurel leaf and berry.
Inscription in Greek around.

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. 206); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund