Didrachm of Messana with biga of mules

Greek
Classical Period
about 460 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Messana (Zankle)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 028.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.11 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

61.135

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Male charioteer driving a biga of mules to right.
Ground line and border of dots
Reverse: Hare running to right.
MESSEN ION

Provenance

By 1961: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 4, Pa.; February 8, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 462.50

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour