Tetradrachm of Kamarina with Athena driving quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
420–405 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Kamarina

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0261.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 16.32 gm.

Accession Number

11.1760

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, 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 hand, a goad; in left hand, reins; crowned by Nike with wreath.
Narrow ground line; in exergue, corn grain horizontally.
Plain border.
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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund