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Tetradrachm

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Country Messana (Sicily)
(Sicily)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 412 BC - 408 BC
Value 1 Tetradrachm = 4 Drachm (4)
Currency Litra
Composition Silver
Weight 17.43 g
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References BostonMFA# 296,
Catalogue of Greek Coins, Boston Museum of Fine Arts
by A.B. Brett
(Boston, 1955)
SNG Lock# 833
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum: Great Britain III, R.C. Lockett Collection
by Various authors
(London, 1938-49)

Obverse

Charioteer, holding reins and goad, driving a biga of mules trotting to left. Above, Nike flying right to crown the charioteer

Reverse

Hare springing to right, below, ketos to left

Lettering: ΜΕΣΣΑΝΙΟΝ

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (412 BC - 408 BC) 

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