Tetradrachm of Selinos with Artemis and Apollo in quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
about 415 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Selinos

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 17.33 gm. Die Axis: 4

Accession Number

1981.4

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga to right, in which stand Artemis, holding the reins, and Apollo, holding a bow.
Wreath in field above.
Below horses: a Greek letter. In exergue: traces of crayfish.
Reverse: Rivergod Selinus to left, sacrificing with patera in right hand above flaming altar, laurel branch in left hand. Cock to left in front of altar.
Traces of tablet hanging from branch with small figure striding to left.
In field at right, bull with lowered head standing left on pedestal . Above bull, selinon leaf. Doublestruck.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1980: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, CH-8022 Zurich, Switzerland (Bank Leu auction 25, Savoy Hotel-Baur en Ville, Zurich, April 23, 1980, lot 64); purchased by MFA from Bank Leu AG, January 14, 1981

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour