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Tetradrachm (Coin) Depicting a Biga of Mules

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

476-396 BCE

Artist:

Greek; Messina, Sicily

About this artwork

The front of this coin depicts the figure of Victory in a type of chariot, called a biga, which is being pulled by mules.

On the back a hare runs to the right.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Depicting a Biga of Mules

Origin

Messina

Date

476 BCE–396 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Reverse: ΜΕΣΣΑ

Dimensions

Diam. 2.6 cm; 17.21 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1162

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