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Didrachm of Syracuse with horse and rider

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Obverse: Nude bearded horseman to right, leading a second horse abreast of the one he is riding, on a dotted exergue line. In exergue vertical lines. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right, with a necklace; hair (dotted) turned up behind, and bound with a diadem of beads. Fringe on forehead. Three...

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 510–485 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0343.


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.55 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins