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The Use of Chariots

Silver Decadrachm
ca. 400&endash;375 BC
Racing four-horse chariot with a flying Nike personifying Victory crowning the driver. The space below is filled with captured Punic arms. This spectacular coin may commemorate the victory of Dionysius I over the Carthaginian general Himilcon and the deliverance of Syracuse from its Punic siege in 396 BC The reverse of the coin is signed by Euaenetus, one of the most renowned coin designers of antiquity. Commemorative types became especially popular in the Hellenistic period after Alexander´s death in 323 BC
Dia. 34.0 mm. Photo courtesy Public Information Office, Univ. of Pennsylvania Museum.
Attic Geometric Amphora
Late Geometric IIb (ca. 720&endash;700 BC)
The upper two panels depict lines of armed soldiers three abreast, while the lowest register shows a procession of chariots and armed soldiers.
H. 52.0; Dia. 25.0 cm. Photo by Maria Daniels for the Perseus Project (116k)
Attic Black Figure Amphora
Early 5th century BC
By the Diosphos Painter
On loan, Philadelphia Museum of Art
The goddess Athena driving a four-horse chariot or quadriga.
H. 18.8; Dia. 12.0 cm. UM neg. S8-2828 (116k)

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