Tetradrachm of Kamarina with Athena driving quadriga, signed by Exakestidas

Greek
Classical Period
420–405 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Kamarina

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0260.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 16.71 gm.

Accession Number

04.436

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, four reins; in left hand, two reins; crowned by Nike with wreath; double ground line.
In exergue, two amphorae upright, connected by a line.
Plain border.
Obverse by Exakestidas: traces of signature on wide ground line.
Reverse: Head of Herakles to left, beardless, in lion’s scalp, with paws tied around neck.
Inscription in Greek around.

Provenance

By date unknown: Robert Carfrae Collection, Edinburgh; by 1894: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Robert Carfrae Collection, May 23-25, lot 41: from the Paravey Collection); 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. 209); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund