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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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Provenance

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.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 16.30 gm.

Accession Number

00.117

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins