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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga with horses prancing to right, driver with goad and reins; horses crowned by flying Nike; beaded border. Reverse: Woman's head to right with earring, bead necklace, and band around hair over which the hair is rolled behind; hair in waves over forehead. Four dolphins around....

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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 in Greenwell collection according to Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0373.


Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.49 gm.

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins