Tetradrachm of Selinos with Artemis driving quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
445–435 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Selinos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0321.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.23 gm.

Accession Number

04.480

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga to right, on line, driven by Artemis; at her right, Apollo with garment around lower body, shooting with bow and arrow.
In exergue a grain of wheat.
Reverse: Nude river god Selinus, horned, standing head to left, holding in right hand phiale over flaming altar and laurel branch in left hand.
Cock to left, in front of altar.
At right, statue of bull to left, on base, with lowered head; above it, leaf.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

1878: with Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, London, Subhi Pacha auction, lot 424 (according to Regling and Brett catalogues); 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. 287); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund