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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. Beaded border. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with ampyx, sphendone (stars zigzag pattern), earring and plain necklace with jewel; four dolphins...

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Provenance

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 by Regling as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 413–410 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0419.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.14 gm.

Accession Number

04.553

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins