Tetradrachm

Features

Country Himera
(Sicily)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 409 BC - 407 BC
Value 1 Tetradrachm = 4 Drachm (4)
Currency Litra
Composition Silver
Weight 17.46 g
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References Kraay&Hirm# 71,
Colin Mackennal Kraay, Max Hirmer; 1966. Greek Coins. Thames & Hudson, London, United Kingdom.
Basel# 306
Herbert Adolph Cahn, Leo Mildenberg, Roberto Russo, Hans Voegtli; 1988. Griechische Münzen aus Grossgriechenland und Sizilien. Antikenmuseum und Sammlung Ludwig, Basel, Switzerland. ISBN 9783905057027.

Obverse

The Nymph Himera driving a galloping quadriga to right. Above to right, Nike flying left, holding a wreath and a tablet inscribed with the first letters of the artist’s name. In exergue, hippocamp swimming left

Reverse

The Nymph Himera, wearing a long chiton and peplos, standing left, holding a phiale in her right hand and raising her left. To left, horned altar, to right, satyr standing right, showering in a fountain with a lion’s head spout

Lettering: ΙΜΕΡΑΙΟΝ

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (409 BC - 407 BC) 

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