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Tetradrachm of Messana with biga of mules

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Obverse: Biga of mules to right on dotted line, driven by seated figure, bearded, holding goad and reins. In exergue, olive leaf. Beaded border. Reverse: Hare springing to right in dotted circle. Inscription in Greek. Ruler: Anaxilas and sons (489-461 B.C.)

Provenance

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. 259); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, 480–460 B.C.

Mint

Messana, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0286.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.28 gm.

Accession Number

04.462

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins