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Tetradrachm of Leontinoi with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga to right, horses walking; charioteer bearded; in long chiton, upper body facing; reins in extended left and drawn-back right; Nike with wings outspread crowning horses with taenia; plain ground line; border of dots. Reverse: Head of lion to right, jaws open, tongue protruding;...

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Provenance

By date unknown: from the Hamilton sale, no. 2105 (according to Regling); 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. 244); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 510–480 B.C.

Mint

Leontinoi, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0272.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.31 gm.

Accession Number

04.455

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins