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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. Beaded border. Reverse: Woman's head to right with necklace and beads around head catching up ends of hair behind; four dolphins around. Inscription in Greek.


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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0339.


Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.34 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins