Tetradrachm of Katane with quadriga

Classical Period
435–420 B.C.

Mint: Sicily, Katane

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0263.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.27 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Quadriga walking to right; male charioteer, beardless, in girdled chiton; reins in extended right and left hands; Nike crowning the horses with wreath.
Plain ground line.
Reverse: Head of Apollo to right, wearing triple laurel wreath.
At left, a vine leaf on stem, upwards.
Inscription in Greek at right, around.


By date unknown: Northwick Collection; by date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Edward Bunbury Collection, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, June 22, 1896, no. 285: from the Northwick Collection); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund