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Tetradrachm of Kamarina with Athena driving quadriga, signed by Exakestidas

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Obverse: Quadriga three quarters to right, horses galloping; Athena as charioteer in crested Athenian helmet and chiton; in drawn-back right, four reins; in left hand, two reins; crowned by Nike with wreath; double ground line; in exergue, two amphorae upright, connected by a line; plain border....

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Provenance

By date unknown: Robert Carfrae Collection, Edinburgh; by 1894: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Robert Carfrae Collection, May 23-25, lot 41: from the Paravey Collection); 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. 209); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 420–405 B.C.

Mint

Kamarina, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0260.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 16.71 gm.

Accession Number

04.436

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins