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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.

Provenance

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.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.29 gm.

Accession Number

04.502

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins