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Tetradrachm of Himera with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to left; bearded charioteer standing upright with goad in right hand, reins in left; is crowned by a Nike flying to right. Border of dots. In exergue: inscription in Greek. Reverse: Nymph Himera stands full front, head to left, pouring libation from a...

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 455–440 B.C.


Himera, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0251.


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.43 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins