Tetradrachm of Kephaloidion with quadriga
Mint: Sicily (Siculo-Punic), Kephaloidion
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0271.
Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.18 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Quadriga with horses prancing to right; the driver in long chiton, holding goad and reins, is crowned by flying Nike in double chiton.
Inscription in Punic: “Promontory of Melqart”.
Reverse: Head of nymph to right crowned with wreath of reeds, triple-pendant earring, and dotted necklace; hair in a roll.
Four dolphins around.
By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Not on Regling's list of Greenwell Collection.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund