Tetradrachm of Kamarina with Athena driving quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
about 415 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Kamarina

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 16.98 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

1983.323

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga right, driven by Athena. Nike flies left to crown her.
In exergue: Two amphorae.
Inscription in Greek on ground line with signature of the artist, Exakestidas.
Reverse: Beardless head of Herakles left, in lion’s skin.
Inscription in Greek to left, upwards.

Provenance

By 1983: with Numismatik Lanz München, Maximiliansplatz 10, 8000 Munich 2, Germany (Lanz auction 24, April 25, 1983, lot 74); purchased at the Lanz auction by Jeffrey Spier, P.O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10101; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, September 14, 1983

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour