Tetradrachm of Selinos with Artemis and Apollo in quadriga

Classical Period
about 415 B.C.

Mint: Sicily, Selinos


Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 17.33 gm. Die Axis: 4

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Quadriga to right, in which stand Artemis, holding the reins, and Apollo, holding a bow.
Wreath in field above.
Below horses: a Greek letter. In exergue: traces of crayfish.
Reverse: Rivergod Selinus to left, sacrificing with patera in right hand above flaming altar, laurel branch in left hand. Cock to left in front of altar.
Traces of tablet hanging from branch with small figure striding to left.
In field at right, bull with lowered head standing left on pedestal . Above bull, selinon leaf. Doublestruck.
Inscription in Greek.


By 1980: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, CH-8022 Zurich, Switzerland (Bank Leu auction 25, Savoy Hotel-Baur en Ville, Zurich, April 23, 1980, lot 64); purchased by MFA from Bank Leu AG, January 14, 1981

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour