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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to right, crowned with wreath by flying Nike; driver with goad and reins. In exergue, a sea monster. Beaded border. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right, with earring, dotted necklace between two plain lines, and narrow band around head over which the hair is...

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Sotheby sale of December 19, 1892, no. 51 (according to Regling); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 330); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0367.


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.24 gm.

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins