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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 double chiton. In exergue, ear of wheat. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with sphendone on which are three four-rayed stars, ampyx, earrings and necklace with four jewels; four dolphins...

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Cat. Sotheby, Late Collector, 1900, pl. iii, 148 (according to Regling and Brett catalogues); 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 Regling does not list this coin as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 413–410 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0414.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.33 gm.

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins