Drachm of Katane with quadriga

Classical Period
413–404 B.C.

Mint: Sicily, Katane

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0265.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.28 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World



Obverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to right on line. Female charioteer, in long chiton, holding goad in drawn-back right hand and reins in extended left, is crowned with wreath by flying Nike with outspread wings. Plain ground line.
Inscription in Greek
Border of dots
Reverse: Head of river-god Amenanos to left with short hair, horn on forehead and taenia. At left, river fish downwards, at right, river fish upwards, below left, crayfish upwards.
Inscription in Greek.


According to Brett, Catalogue, no. 265: from Collection Torremuzza; Northwick Collection (Sotheby auction, 1859, no. 265); and Asburnham Collection (Sotheby auction, 1895, pl. ii, 37); 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. 218); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund