Tetradrachm of Messana with biga of mules

Greek
Classical Period
about 420–413 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Messana (Zankle)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0291.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.47 gm.

Accession Number

04.463

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Biga of mules on groundline to right driven by standing figure in long chiton, holding goad and reins.
Inscription in Greek.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Hare springing to right.
Below, dolphin to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Bearded border.
Round incuse.

Provenance

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. 260); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund