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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga of horses walking to right, driven by a beardless charioteer holding goad and reins; above, a Nike flying right to crown the horses (only one wing visible). In exergue a sea monster to left. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with earring and dotted necklace between two...

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Provenance

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. 334); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0372.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.10 gm.

Accession Number

04.522

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins