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Dekadrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Kimon

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Obverse: Quadriga to left, driven by a charioteer with reins in his left hand, a goad in his right hand. Nike flies to right, about to crown him. Ground line; thin border around. In exergue, suit of armor: helmet, shield, cuirass and greaves. Signed in Greek on ground line (Kimon). ...

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Provenance

By 1956: Leu & Co. A.G., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess A.G., Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, March 27, 1956, lot 200); by 1961: with Leu & Co. A.G.; December 13, 1961: purchased by MFA from Leu & Co's Bank, Ltd., for $ 2,900.-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, 415–412 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 032.

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 41.78 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

61.1196

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins