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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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Provenance

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.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

54.1474

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins