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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga to right, driver with goad and reins; horses being crowned by flying Nike with wreath, wings outspread, one wing before her, one behind her. Beaded border. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with band in hair which is represented by dots, and beaded necklace; four dolphins...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 296); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, 485–480/79 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0350.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 16.93 gm.

Accession Number

04.487

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins