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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to left; driver with goad and reins, crowned by flying Nike. In exergue, a dolphin. Beaded border. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with broad band around hair, ends of hair flying loose; earring and plain necklace with single jewel; four dolphins around....

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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, 400–387 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0445.


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.38 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins