Tetradrachm of Himera with quadriga
Mint: Sicily, Himera
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0255.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.32 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to right on line. The driver in long chiton, holding goad and reins, is crowned by Nike flying to left.
Inscription in Greek in exergue.
Reverse: Nymph Himera standing facing, head to left, hair knotted on top of head, on ground line in chiton and himation holding phiale in right hand over round altar with flames; her left hand raised. Above her left hand in the field, a barley-corn.
At right, a Silenus to right, turning toward front, washing; the stream from lion’s mouth strikes him on chest.
in exergue, a fish horizontally to right; ground line.
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. 241); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund