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Tetradrachm of Kephaloidion with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga galloping to right, with Nike flying to left to crown charioteer. In exergue, below ground line, "Resch Melkarth" in Punic script = " Promontory of Herakles". Border of dots. (see media screen for Punic inscription) The obverse was struck from a slightly rusty...

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Provenance

By 1959: with AG Leu & Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, March 24, 1959, lot 113); purchased at the Hess-Leu auction on behalf of MFA by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., May 14, 1959, for $ 1,789.55 (this is the total price for 59.287-59.292)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, Early 4th century B.C.

Mint

Kephaloidion, Sicily (Siculo-Punic)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 023.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.24 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

59.287

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins