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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with head of Arethusa, signed by Phrygillos

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Obverse: Head of Arethusa to left, wearing necklace and earring, hair tied in sphendone. Four dolphins around. Inscription in Greek around, with traces of inscription on ampyx. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions) Signed by Phrygillos. Reverse: Quadriga left, driven by Persephone, a...

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Provenance

By about 1961: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift to MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule, May 13, 1981

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Greek, Classical Period, 413–410 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 16.42 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

1981.147

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins