Tetradrachm of Panormos (?) with quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
After 409 B.C.


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

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0323.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.03 gm.

Accession Number

04.571

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses galloping three-quarters to left on dotted line; the driver, holding whip and reins, is crowned by flying Nike.
Phoenician inscription.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with ampyx and plain necklace, the hair on temple in four rolls, one curl hanging, rolled at back.
Around, five dolphins, (only three can be seen now).

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Not on Regling's list of Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund