Tetradrachm of Kamarina with Athena in quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
about 425–405 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Kamarina

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 021.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.25 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

55.964

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga galloping to left, driven by Athena; above, Nike flying to right, crowning her; in exergue, a stork flying to left.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Head of the bearded Herakles in lion’s skin to left.
Inscription at left.

Provenance

By 1925: with Naville & Cie, 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 10, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 15-18, 1925, lot 182); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, Lockett, 1938, no. 724); by 1955: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part 2, October 25-28, 1955, lot 604); purchased at the Glendining auction on behalf of MFA by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; December 8, 1955: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons for £ 2872.5 (this figure is the total purchase price for MFA 55.963-55.965)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour