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Drachm of Syracuse with horse and rider

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Obverse: Nude, youthful horseman riding to right, on a plain exergual line. Border of dots. Reverse: Diademed head of Arethusa to right. No dolphins in field. Greek inscription.

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 or Early Classical Period, 485–480/79 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0352.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 4.19 gm.

Accession Number

00.110

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins