Tetradrachm of Katane with kneeling Amenanos

Greek
Classical Period
about 460–450 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Katane

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 17.12 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

1990.317

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: River-god Amenanos as man-headed bull kneeling right.
In exergue: palmette with long tendrils on each side.
Reverse: Nike strides left, wearing long chiton and holding fillet in right hand, olive wreath in left.
Inscriptions in Greek in field and around.

Provenance

By date unknown: Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection; by 1990: with Sotheby's, 1334 York Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10021 (auction of the Hunt Collection, June 21, 1990, lot 226); purchased by MFA at the Sotheby's auction; accessioned by MFA, June 27, 1990

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour