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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.


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


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.13 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins