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Tetradrachm of Selinos with Artemis driving quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga to right, on line, driven by Artemis; at her right, Apollo with garment around lower body, shooting with bow and arrow. In exergue a grain of wheat. Reverse: Nude river god Selinus, horned, standing head to left, holding in right hand phiale over flaming altar and laurel...

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Provenance

1878: with Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, London, Subhi Pacha auction, lot 424 (according to Regling and Brett catalogues); 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. 287); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 445–435 B.C.

Mint

Selinos, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0321.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.23 gm.

Accession Number

04.480

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins