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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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Provenance

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.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.55 gm.

Accession Number

00.109

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins