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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with head of Arethusa, struck under Agathokles

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Obverse: Head of Arethusa to left, surrounded by three dolphins. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Quadriga racing left with youthful charioteer. Above, triskeles. In exergue: monogram. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for monogram and Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

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

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0459.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 16.94 gm.

Accession Number

11.1770

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins