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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with head of Arethusa, struck under Agathokles

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Obverse: Head of Persephone to left surrounded by three dolphins: under her neck a symbol (?): beaded border. [inscription] Reverse: Quadriga to left driven by a charioteer who extends in his right hand a whip. Above, triskelis (3 legs running) Plain border. In the exergue Greek inscription...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

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

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0458.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.14 gm.

Accession Number

95.107

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins