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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with head of Arethusa, signed by Kimon

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Obverse: Head of Arethusa full front, a little to left, with ampyx, earring, plain necklace; hair flying. At right one and at left two dolphins. In left field [inscription]; dotted circle. On ampyx, [inscription] (?) Reverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to left; driver, in long chiton, with...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Robert Carfrae Collection, Edinburgh; by 1894: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Robert Carfrae Collection, May 23-25, lot 72); 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. 368); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 413–410 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0418.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.00 gm.

Accession Number

04.538

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins