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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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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.


Himera, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.32 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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