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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; driver with reins and goad; beaded border. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right, with cord bound four times around hair, earring and necklace with single jewel; four dolphins around. [inscription], beginning at...

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 450–425 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0393.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 16.81 gm.

Accession Number

04.530

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins