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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga to right, driver holding reins in both hands; in exergue, ear of grain (?). Beaded border. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Four incuse surfaces, windmill form, in square; in center, woman's head to left in incuse circle; hair behind in long tight curls.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 293); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 500–485 BC

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0328.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.13 gm.

Accession Number

04.485

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

212C

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins