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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to left; driver, Persephone, with reins and torch, crowned by flying Nike. In exergue, ear of wheat. Beaded border. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with earring and necklace; hair in knot at top of head; four dolphins around. [inscription], beginning at...

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 413–410 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0412.


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.05 gm.

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The Ancient World


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