Tetradrachm of Leontinoi with quadriga

Greek
Early Classical Period
480–476 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Leontinoi

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0275.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.36 gm.

Accession Number

04.454

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga to right, horses walking; charioteer bearded; in long chiton, upper body facing; reins in extended left hand, in drawn-back right, reins and a goad.
Above quadriga Nike with wings outspread crowns horses with taenia.
Plain ground line.
Inscription in Greek.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Lion’s head to right, jaws open, tongue protruding.
Around, four barley-corns.
Inscription in Greek around.
Round incuse.

Provenance

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. 243); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund