Tetradrachm of Kephaloidion with quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
409–396 B.C.


Mint: Sicily (Siculo-Punic), Kephaloidion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0270.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.18 gm.

Accession Number

04.574

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga three-quarters to right, horses galloping; female charioteer standing high in quadriga, bending far over; outstretched right hand touching near horse’s head with goad; reins in left hand; crowned by Nike (partially off flan).
Ground line.
Reverse: Head of nymph to right, in wreath of reeds; triple-pendant earring; dotted necklace.
Around, three dolphins.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Not on Regling's list of Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund