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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to right; driver with goad and reins; horses crowned by flying Nike whose wings are spread one on each side. Beaded border. Reverse: Woman's head to right with necklace and beaded band around head, catching up ends of hair behind; around, four dolphins....

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Provenance

Cat. Sotheby, 1889, no. 36 (according to Brett, Catalogue, no. 337); 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. 308); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0337.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.13 gm.

Accession Number

04.498

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins