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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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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.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.00 gm.

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The Ancient World


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