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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga with charioteer moving to right. He holds the reins in both hands and a goad in the right. Above, a Nike flying in the same direction, crowning the horses. In exergue a sea-serpent to right, the whole surrounded by dots. Reverse: Head of Arethusa in profile to right, wearing...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, 474–450 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0363.


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.09 gm.

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The Ancient World


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