Tetradrachm of Kamarina with Athena driving quadriga
Mint: Sicily, Kamarina
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0261.
Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 16.32 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Quadriga three quarters to right, horses galloping; Athena as charioteer in crested Athenian helmet and chiton; in drawn-back right hand, a goad; in left hand, reins; crowned by Nike with wreath.
Narrow ground line; in exergue, corn grain horizontally.
Reverse: Head of Herakles to left, beardless, in lion’s scalp, with paws tied around neck.
At left, laurel leaf with berry (die flaw at lower right).
Inscription in Greek around.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)
Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund