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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga pacing to right, driven by a bearded charioteer. Nike flies to right and crowns the horses. Ground line: border of dots. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right, wearing fillet of pearls and a pearled necklace. Around, four dolphins. Inscription in Greek around face. (see...

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By date unknown: Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, December 9, 1954

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, 485–479 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 030.


Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 17.37 gm. Die Axis: 10

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins