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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Charioteer driving quadriga to right. Above the horses a Nike flies to right, crowning them. Nothing in exergue. Reverse: Head of Arethusa in profile to right, wearing bead necklace and plain diadem. Hair, indicated by dots, is caught up inside the diadem behind. Around the head,...

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By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; by 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, June 17, 1896, lot 425); probably purchased at Bunbury auction by 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, Archaic Period, 520–510 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0335.


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.24 gm.

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The Ancient World


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