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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga with horses prancing to left; driver with goad and reins, crowned by flying Nike, in double chiton. Beaded border. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with ampyx, earring, and jeweled necklace with ram's head, hair in roll behind; four dolphins around. [inscription], beginning at...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Edward Bunbury Collection, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, June 17, 1896, lot 447); 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. 383); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 425–413 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0398.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.27 gm.

Accession Number

04.552

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins