Tetradrachm of Selinos with Artemis driving quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
about 412 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Selinos

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 16.96 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

1986.338

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga to right, driven by Artemis, Apollo beside her shooting bow.
Wreath above.
In the exergue, an ear of barley and inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Rivergod Selinus standing, laurel branch on left arm, patera in right hand, sacrificing at flaming altar.
Cock to left beside altar. Bull to left on pedestal at right. Selinon leaf above bull.

Attributed to Euth … (?).

Provenance

By 1986: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 17, 1986

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour