Tetradrachm of Kephaloidion with quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
409–396 B.C.


Mint: Sicily (Siculo-Punic), Kephaloidion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0271.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.18 gm.

Accession Number

04.569

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses prancing to right; the driver in long chiton, holding goad and reins, is crowned by flying Nike in double chiton.
Beaded border.
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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund