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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga to right, driver with goad and reins; horses crowned by Nike flying to right. Double ground line. Beaded border. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with beads around head and plain necklace; hair in fine lines, turned up at back and caught by taenia; four dolphins around....

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Provenance

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, Late Archaic Period, 510–485 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0345.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.24 gm.

Accession Number

97.428

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins