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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, in long chiton, holding goad and reins. In exergue, a grasshopper. Beaded border. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left, with cord wound four times around hair, ends of hair loose; earring and plain...

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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. 349); 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. 0397.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.30 gm.

Accession Number

04.532

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins