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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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

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Provenance

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 Not listed by Regling as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0340.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.04 gm.

Accession Number

04.501

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins