Tetradrachm of Messana with biga of mules
Early Classical Period
Mint: Sicily, Messana
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0286.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.28 gm.
Medium or Technique
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
Obverse: Biga of mules to right on dotted line, driven by seated figure, bearded, holding goad and reins.
In exergue, olive leaf.
Reverse: Hare springing to right in dotted circle.
Inscription in Greek.
Ruler: Anaxilas and sons (489-461 B.C.)
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. 259); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund