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Tetradrachm of Himera with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to left on dotted line, driven by figure in long chiton, holding goad and reins and crowned by Nike flying to right. In exergue, Greek inscription. Beaded border. Reverse: Nymph Himera stands facing, head to left, holding phiale over altar with right hand;...

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Provenance

1898: Cat. Sotheby, Archaeologist and Traveller, no. 57 (according to Brett catalogue); 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. 240); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Mint

Himera, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0253.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.38 gm.

Accession Number

04.452

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins