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Tetradrachm of Messana with biga of mules

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Obverse: Biga of mules on groundline to right driven by standing figure in long chiton, holding goad and reins. Inscription in Greek. Beaded border. Reverse: Hare springing to right. Below, dolphin to right. Inscription in Greek. Bearded border.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 420–413 B.C.

Mint

Messana (Zankle), Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0291.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.47 gm.

Accession Number

04.463

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

212C

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins