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Tetradrachm of Kamarina with Athena driving quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga right, driven by Athena. Nike flies left to crown her. In exergue: two amphorae. Inscription in Greek on ground line with signature of the artist, Exakestidas. Reverse: Beardless head of Herakles left, in lion's skin. Inscription in Greek to left, upwards. (see media...

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Provenance

By 1983: with Numismatik Lanz München, Maximiliansplatz 10, 8000 Munich 2, Germany (Lanz auction 24, April 25, 1983, lot 74); purchased at the Lanz auction by Jeffrey Spier, P.O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10101; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, September 14, 1983

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 415 B.C.

Mint

Kamarina, Sicily

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 16.98 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

1983.323

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins