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Dekadrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Euainetos

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Obverse: Victorious four-horse racing chariot. All horses' legs off the ground. Nike crowning driver. In exergue, armor. Reverse: Head of Arethusa, nymph of Syracuse, surrounded by dolphins. Greek inscriptions on both obverse and reverse.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Classical Period, about 400–390 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0423; Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 122.

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 43.04 gm.

Accession Number

03.946

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins