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Tetradrachm of Akragas (Agrigentum) with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga driven to right, near horse with head left; above, a small Nike flying to crown the charioteer. Charioteer wears a girdled chiton, four reins in drawn back right hand and extended left. In exergue a crab. Border of dots. Reverse: Two eagles to right, standing on a hare...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 413–406 B.C.

Mint

Akragas (Agrigentum), Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0232.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 17.04 gm.

Accession Number

00.95

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins