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Dekadrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to left. Charioteer bends forward, holding out his goad. Above, Nike flies to right, to crown him. In exergue, on step, pair of greaves, helmet and cuirass. Plain border. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left, with triple earring, and...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 413–387 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0429.

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 43.05 gm.

Accession Number

00.118

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins