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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with head of Arethusa, signed by Kimon

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Obverse: Head of Arethusa, almost full-front to left, with earring and necklace; flowing hair, with a diadem, "on which are traces of KIM[Greek letter]N." Around it are four dolphins, among the tresses. Border of dots. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Quadriga, horses galloping to left, charioteer...

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By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; by 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, June 17, 1896, lot 465); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 405–400 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0417.


Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 16.30 gm.

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins