Tetradrachm of Selinos with Artemis and Apollo in quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
445–435 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Selinos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0320.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 17.28 gm.

Accession Number

04.481

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Artemis in double chiton driving quadriga to left, on line; Apollo, nude to waist, at her right shooting with bow and arrow.
Beaded border.
Reverse: River god Selinos, wearing fillet, standing full front head to left, in himation, holding phiale over altar in right hand and laurel branch in left hand.
In front of altar, cock to left; at right a statue of bull to left on a base; in right field a leaf.
Inscription in Greek.
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. 288); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund