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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with head of Arethusa, struck under Agathokles

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Obverse: Head of Arethusa to left, with crown of grain leaves, earring and bead necklace; hair in roll. Around head, three dolphins. Below, [inscription]. Reverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to left; driver, in long chiton, holding goad in reins. Above, triskeles. [inscription], in exergue....

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Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Not listed by Regling as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 317–310 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0460.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 16.98 gm.

Accession Number

04.560

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins