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Tetradrachm of Messana with biga of mules

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Obverse: Biga of mules, walking to left, heads down, tails hanging beyond wheel; far one farther advanced, with right foreleg raised, near one's head three-quarters right; Messana with head raised towards Nike, end of shawl fluttering; goad in extended right hand, reins in left, held close to...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Classical Period, 430–396 B.C.


Messana (Zankle), Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0297.


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.06 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins