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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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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.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.26 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins