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Tetradrachm of Messana with biga of mules

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Obverse: Mule biga to right, driven by the nymph Messana, standing, in girdled chiton; in each outstretched hand, she holds one rein; above, Nike advancing to right with right foot on sagging reins, left hand on peak of yoke crowning mules with wreath; plain ground line in exergue, two dolphins...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 430–396 B.C.

Mint

Messana (Zankle), Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0292.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.19 gm.

Accession Number

00.102

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins