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Tetradrachm of Himera with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to right on line. The driver in long chiton, holding goad and reins, is crowned by Nike flying to left. Beaded border. Inscription in Greek in exergue. Reverse: Nymph Himera standing facing, head to left, hair knotted on top of head, on line in chiton and...

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Provenance

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. 241); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 430–409 B.C.

Mint

Himera, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0255.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.32 gm.

Accession Number

04.453

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins