Tetradrachm of Katane with Amenanos and Silenos

Greek
Early Classical Period
about 460 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Katane

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 16.98 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

1984.18

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: River-god Amenanos kneeling right, on right knee.
On his back, Silenos kneeling right on left knee, Hands stretched in front of him.
Below, sea monster right.
Reverse: Nike walks left, fillet in right hand.
Inscription in Greek around.

Provenance

By 1983: with Bank Leu & Co., AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, 8022 Zurich; purchased by MFA from Bank Leu & Co., AG, January 18, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour