Tetradrachm of Rhegion with biga of mules, struck under Anaxilas

Greek
Early Classical Period
480–462 B.C.


Mint: Bruttium, Rhegion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0199.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 16.98 gm.

Accession Number

04.407

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Biga drawn by mules walking right; bearded charioteer in ankle-length chiton, squatting on a basket seat, feet braced on a stay; right and left hands outstretched, each with two reins, goad in right; ground line dotted.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Hare running right.
Inscription in Greek.
Border of dots.
Round incuse.

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

Note that Regling does not include this coin in the group from the Canon Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund