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Tetradrachm of Kephaloidion with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga with horses prancing to right; the driver in long chiton, holding goad and reins, is crowned by flying Nike in double chiton. Beaded border. Inscription in Punic: "Promontory of Melqart". (see media screen for Punic inscription) Reverse: Head of nymph to right crowned with...

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By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Not on Regling's list of Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 409–396 B.C.


Kephaloidion, Sicily (Siculo-Punic)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0271.


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.18 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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