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Drachm of Messana with biga of mules

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Obverse: Biga of mules wearing hame, walking to right,bearded charioteer in ankle-length chiton squatting on basket seat, feet braced on support; in outstretched hands, a goad and four reins; above, Nike flying right, crowning mules with taenia; border of dots. Reverse: Hare springing to right,...

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Provenance

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. 262); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 460–430 B.C.

Mint

Messana (Zankle), Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0288.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 4.24 gm.

Accession Number

04.464

Medium or Technique

Silver

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins