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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to right, crowned by flying Nike; driver in long chiton holding goad and reins. Olive leaf with berry in exergue off the flan. Large die break. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with sphendone, earring, and plain necklace; four dolphins around. Inscription in...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased from Edward Perry Warren by MFA for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 450–425 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0395.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.27 gm.

Accession Number

11.1764

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins