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Tetradrachm of Himera with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga, with small horses walking briskly to left; near pair of horses advanced beyond far ones; charioteer bends forward, holding goad in extended right hand and three reins in left. Nike flies right to crown him with branch. Ground line dotted. In exergue a cock to left. Border of...

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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, Early Classical Period, 472–450 B.C.

Mint

Himera, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0254.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.20 gm.

Accession Number

00.99

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins