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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to right, crowned by flying Nike in long chiton with diplois. Driver in long chiton with goad and reins. Beaded border. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with sakkos (decorated with maeander and zigzag patterns); ampyx (with wreath decoration); and necklace;...

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By date unknown: Northwick Collection; 1859: Cat. Sotheby, auction of the Northwick collection, no. 348 (according to Regling and Brett catalogues); 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. 338); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 450–425 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0390.


Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.11 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins