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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga to the right, bearded driver with goad in right hand and reins in left; horses crowned by Nike flying to right, one wing before her, one behind her. Dotted border. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left, with band in hair and two necklaces; thick hair represented by dots, and bound...

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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. 298); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Note that Regling does not include this tetradrachm in his list of coins owned by Canon Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 520–510 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0336.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.22 gm.

Accession Number

04.489

Medium or Technique

Silver

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins