Tetradrachm of Kephaloidion (?) with quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
Early 4th century B.C.


Mint: Sicily (Siculo-Punic), Kephaloidion (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 024.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 16.77 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

59.288

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga galloping to right, with Nike crowning the charioteer. Traces of Punic inscription “Resch Melkarth” in exergue, below ground line.
Reverse: Head of a goddess to right, wearing ampyx, sphendone, triple-pendant earring, and necklace. Around, three dolphins.

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Jameson Collection (Suite des Monnaies Grecques, vol. 3, 1924, no. 1903: as Hubert Collection and Collignon auction, December 1919, no. 148); by 1959: with AG Leu & Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, March 24, 1959, lot 115); purchased at the Hess-Leu auction on behalf of MFA by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., May 14, 1959, for
$ 1,789.55 (this is the total price for 59.287-59.292)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour