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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; double ground line. Beaded border. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with band in hair which is represented by fine lines; beaded necklace; four dolphins around. (Raised line across head...

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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. 303); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 480–475 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0355.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 16.92 gm.

Accession Number

04.494

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins