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Tetradrachm of Selinos with Artemis driving a quadriga (four-horse chariot) while Apollo draws his bow

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Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to left on line, driven by Artemis standing, in double chiton; Apollo standing at her right with garment over left arm and around body, shoots with bow and arrow. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Nude Selinus, horned, stands to left holding in right hand...

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 466–445 B.C.

Mint

Selinos, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0319.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.04 gm.

Accession Number

04.479

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

212C

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins