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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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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.


Messana (Zankle), Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 4.24 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins