Tetradrachm of Katane with quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
about 450 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Katane

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 022.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 17.19 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

55.965

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga, with horses walking to right and a bearded charioteer.
Reverse: Head of Apollo to right, with laurel wreath.
Inscription around.

Overstruck; the under-types are uncertain.

Provenance

By date unknown: S. Pozzi Collection: by 1920: with Naville & Cie., 6 and 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (auction of the Pozzi Collection, Galeries Fischer, Lucerne, Switzerland, April 4ff., 1921, lot 410); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, Lockett, no. 727); 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 608); purchased at the Lockett 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, Ltd. 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