Tetradrachm of Kamarina with Athena driving quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
about 420 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Kamarina

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 17.64 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

69.73

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga to left, driven by Athena as charioteer.
Above, Nike flies to right, wreath in right hand, to crown Athena.
In exergue, stork (?) to left.
Reverse: Head of Herakles left, wearing lionskin.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

Said to be from the Kellner Collection; by date unknown: with Bank Leu & Co. AG., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; May 14, 1969: purchased by MFA from Bank Leu & Co. AG.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour