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Dekadrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Kimon

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Obverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to left; driver, in long chiton, leaning forward, with goad and reins, crowned by flying Nike in double chiton. In exergue, left shield, right helmet, in middle cuirass between two greaves. Inscription in Greek below. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 355); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 405–400 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0432.

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 43.36 gm.

Accession Number

04.534

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins