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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga to left, driven by charioteer who holds reins and goad. Nike flies to right placing wreath on charioteer's head. Inscription in Greek in exergue. Reverse: Head of Arethusa right, wearing necklace. Four dolphins swim around. Inscription in Greek in front of face, retrograde. ...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Dr. A. H. Lloyd and Miss M. E. H. Lloyd Collection (SNG, Lloyd, 1933, no. 1278, with earlier provenance as follows: by date unknown: John Evans Collection; Sotheby auction, January 20, 1898, lot 76; by date unknown: Talbot Ready Collection [sold at Feuardent, Paris, July 8, 1919, lot 180]; by date unknown: Sir Arthur Evans Collection); by date unknown: British Museum Collection; by 1965: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., May 12, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 510 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 17.15 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

65.560

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins