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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with charioteer driving a quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga to right, the driver holding reins in both hands; feather (?) in exergue. Inscription in Greek. Beaded border. Reverse: Four incuse surfaces, windmill form, in square; in center, woman's head to left in incuse circle; hair represented with dots.


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. 292); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 500–485 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0329.


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 16.98 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins