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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga right, horses walking, driven by charioteer holding three reins and goad in right hand, three reins in left hand. Above, Nike flying right. crowning them. In exergue, lion running right. Border of dots. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right, laureate, wearing earring and plain...

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Provenance

Cat. Hess, 1902, no. 446. MFA records indicate this coin came from the Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Regling does not list this coin as a Greenwell piece and cites Cat. Hess. 1902, no. 446 as does Brett.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, 479–474 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0357.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.26 gm.

Accession Number

04.491

Medium or Technique

Silver

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins