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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; in exergue, sea serpent. Beaded border. Reverse: Woman's head to right with bead necklace, earring and beads in hair; hair rolled into knot in neck; around four dolphins. Inscription in...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with 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. 0368.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 16.76 gm.

Accession Number

04.509

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins