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Tetradrachm of Eryx with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga three-quarters right, horses galloping; charioteer in girdled chiton crowned by Nike with wreath; in outstretched right, goad, in lowered left, reins; double ground line Reverse: [inscription] Aphrodite seated left on throne without back, upper body facing, head left; in...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection (published by him in the Numismatic Chronicle for 1880); 1902: purchased by Edward Perry Warren from Canon Greenwell (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 221); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 410–400 B.C.

Mint

Eryx, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0238.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.11 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

04.442a

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins