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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga right, horses walking, driven by charioteer holding reins and goad. Above, Nike flying to left, crowning driver. In exergue, sea monster. Border of dots. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right, wearing dotted taenia, earring and dotted necklace with pendants and jewel, below...

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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, Early Classical Period, 474–450 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0360.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.44 gm.

Accession Number

04.506

Medium or Technique

Silver

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins