Tetradrachm of Himera with quadriga
Early Classical Period
Mint: Sicily, Himera
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0254.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.20 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Quadriga, with small horses walking briskly to left; near pair of horses advanced beyond far ones; charioteer bends forward, holding goad in extended right hand and three reins in left. Nike flies right to crown him with branch. Ground line dotted.
In exergue a cock to left.
Below cock: inscription in Greek.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Nymph Himera standing facing, head left, with phiale in outstretched right hand, pouring libation over altar. Silenos standing, almost facing, receives the water on his left shoulder. In the field above him a barley-corn.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund