Tetradrachm of Leontinoi with quadriga

Greek
Early Classical Period
about 466 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Leontinoi

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 026.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 17.54 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

55.963

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga to right, horses walking; male charioteer with branch in right hand; above, Nike flying to left, crowning the charioteer.
In exergue, lion running to right.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Head of Apollo to right, with laurel wreath; around, three bay leaves.
Beneath, lion running to right.
Inscription above head.

Engraver: The Demareteion Master

Signed

VΕΟΝΤΙΝΟΝ

Provenance

By date unknown: Clarence S. Bement Collection; 1924: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 6 [Clarence S. Bement Collection], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, January 28ff., lot 397); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, Lockett, no. 796); by 1955: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1, auction of the Richard Cyril Lockett Collection, part 2, October 25-28, lot 678); purchased at the Glendining auction on behalf of MFA by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; December 8, 1955: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons for £ 2872.5 (this figure is the total purchase price for MFA 55.963-55.965)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour