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Didrachm of Syracuse with horse and rider leading a second horse

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Obverse: Nude horseman to right, leading second horse; on shaded line. Beaded border. Reverse: Woman's head to right with band in hair (represented by dots), and necklace; dotted line stopping at neck; four dolphins around. Inscription in Greek.


1896: sold at auction of the Montagu collection, Sotheby, London (lot 27 according to Regling; lot 127 according to Brett); 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. 312); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 520–510 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0334.


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.29 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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