Tetradrachm of Leontinoi with quadriga

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–480 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Leontinoi

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0272.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.31 gm.

Accession Number

04.455

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga to right, horses walking; charioteer bearded; in long chiton, upper body facing; reins in extended left and drawn-back right
Above, Nike with wings outspread crowning horses with taenia.
Plain ground line.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Head of lion to right, jaws open, tongue protruding.
Around, four barley-corns.
Inscription in Greek (retrograde).
Plain border.
Round incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: from the Hamilton sale, no. 2105 (according to Regling); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 244); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund