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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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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.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.13 gm.

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins