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Dekadrachm (electrotype) of Syracuse with quadriga (British Museum 'Demareteion')

Obverse: Quadriga right, horses walking, driven by male charioteer holding reins in both hands, goad in right. Above, Nike flying right crowns them. In exergue, lion running right. Border of dots. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Linear circle, within which, head of Arethusa in profile to right....

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Provenance

British Museum electrotype

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Greek (electrotype), Early Classical Period, about 465 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Accession Number

35.149

Medium or Technique

Silver (electrotype)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Reproductions