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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga to right, driver with goad and reins; horses crowned by flying Nike, with wings folded back. Beaded border. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with band in hair which is represented by fine lines; beaded necklace; four dolphins around. Inscription in Greek.

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. 302); 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. 0351.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.24 gm.

Accession Number

04.493

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins