Tetradrachm of Panormos (?) with quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
After 409 B.C.


Mint: Sicily (Siculo-Punic), Panormos (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0327.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.33 gm.

Accession Number

04.573

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses prancing to right; the driver, in long chiton, holding goad and reins, is crowned by flying Nike in double chiton.
In exergue, two dophins facing with Punic legend.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with marine plant in hair, triple earring, and bead necklace; her hair in roll.
Around, six dolphins.
Plain border.

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