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Tetradrachm (Coin) Depicting Quadriga and Charioteer

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

460-430 BCE

Artist:

Greek

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts a quadriga (four-horse chariot) driven by a charioteer (who is very obscure). Nike flies above to right crowing horses. The back (reverse) depicts th forepart of a manheaded bull with mustache, beard, and horns and a bulls ear, swimming to the right.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Depicting Quadriga and Charioteer

Origin

Greece

Date

460 BCE–430 BCE

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

Diam. 2.7 cm; 16.44 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.703

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