Tetradrachm of Katane with quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
440–435 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Katane

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0262.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.13 gm.

Accession Number

04.437

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to right on dotted ground line, driven by male charioteer in girdled chiton; reins in extended right and left hands; horses crowned by Nike flying to right.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of Apollo to right in triple laurel wreath and short hair.
Inscription in Greek at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: Subhi Pacha Collection; 1878: Sotheby auction of the Subhi Pacha Collection, no. 413 (according to Brett, Catalogue, no. 262);
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. 212); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund