User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Dekadrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Kimon

Start collecting

Obverse: Quadriga to left, driven by a charioteer with reins in his left hand, a goad in his right hand. Nike flies to right, about to crown him. Ground line; thin border around. In exergue, suit of armor: helmet, shield, cuirass and greaves. Signed in Greek on ground line (Kimon). ...

Show Full Description


By 1956: Leu & Co. A.G., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess A.G., Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, March 27, 1956, lot 200); by 1961: with Leu & Co. A.G.; December 13, 1961: purchased by MFA from Leu & Co's Bank, Ltd., for $ 2,900.-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, 415–412 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 032.


Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 41.78 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins