Tetradrachm of Panormos (?) with quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
After 409 B.C.


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

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0324.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.94 gm.

Accession Number

04.572

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to left on double line, the driver, in long chiton, holding goad and reins is crowned by flying Nike in double chiton.
Above left, an eight-pointed star.
Inscription in Phoenician.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa, left with marine plant in hair, triple pendant earring, and dotted necklace; her hair in roll.
In left field, swastika.
Four dolphins around.
Plain border.

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