Tetradrachm of Messana with biga of mules

Greek
Classical Period
430–396 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Messana (Zankle)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0294.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.16 gm.

Accession Number

00.103

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Nymph Messana, in a chariot, driving a pair of mules to left. Above, Nike flying to right to crown her with pendent wreath attached to taenia held in her left hand. In exergue two dolphins meeting.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Hare leaping to left. Beneath, head of Pan, to left, with two goat horns and a taenia; hair on forehead and neck in loose locks.
Inscription in Greek.
Border of dots.

Same die as R265.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund