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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, pistrix. Beaded border. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with earring, bead necklace with pendant, narrow band wound three times in hair which is gathered in long knot at...

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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. 0376.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.27 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins