User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Tetradrachm of Katane with quadriga

Start collecting

Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to right on dotted ground line, driven by male charioteer in girdled chiton; reins in extended right and left hands; horses crowned by Nike flying to right. Beaded border. Reverse: Head of Apollo to right in triple laurel wreath and short hair. Inscription...

Show Full Description

Provenance

By date unknown: Subhi Pacha Collection; 1878: Sotheby auction of the Subhi Pacha Collection, no. 413 (according to Brett, Catalogue, no. 262); 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. 212); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 440–435 B.C.

Mint

Katane, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0262.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.13 gm.

Accession Number

04.437

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins