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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga to right, driver with goad and reins; horses crowned by Nike flying to right; ground line. Beaded border. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right, with beads catching up hair behind, and necklace of beads; hair represented by dots; dotted band above truncation of the neck; four...

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By date unknown: 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 piece as coming from the Greenwell collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 510–485 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0338.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.14 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins