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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 413–410 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.05 gm.

Accession Number

04.550

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins