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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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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.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 16.98 gm.

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins