Tetradrachm of Kephaloidion with quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
409–396 B.C.


Mint: Sicily (Siculo-Punic), Kephaloidion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0269.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 16.71 gm.

Accession Number

00.97

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga three-quarters to right, horses galloping; charioteer (off flan) with long goad in right hand, reins in left; crowned by Nike (partially off flan).
Ground line.
Reverse: Head of nymph to right, in wreath of reeds; triple-pendant earring; dotted necklace.
Around, three dolphins.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1900

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund