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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to right crowned by flying Nike. Driver in long chiton with goad and reins. Plain border. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with broad band on which runs double line supporting small knot of hair; earring and necklace; four dolphins around. [inscription], at...

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Provenance

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 listed as Greenwell collection by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 450–425 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0386.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.23 gm.

Accession Number

04.524

Medium or Technique

Silver

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins