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Tetradrachm of Katane with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga left, making turn around a turning post. Nike flies right extending wreath toward charioteer and holding tablet. In exergue: crab. On tablet: inscription in Greek. Reverse: Laureate head of Apollo left. In front, fillet with bell. Behind, crayfish. Above: inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1990: with Bank Leu AG, In Gassen 20, CH-8022 Zurich, Switzerland (Bank Leu Auction 50, Hotel Savoy-Baur en Ville, Poststrasse 12, Zurich, April 25, 1990, lot 52); by 1997: with Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., Post Office Box 479, Lancaster, PA 17608 (Classical Numismatic Group, Auction 42, The New York Marriott World Trade Center, Three World Trade Center, New York 10048, May 29-30, 1997, lot 123); purchased by MFA at auction 42; accessioned June 25, 1997

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 410 B.C.

Mint

Katane, Sicily

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.67 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1997.84

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins