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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga walking to left, above a Nike flying left to crown the horses, her wings outspread, one before her, one after. Plain exergual line, border of dots. Reverse: Head of Arethusa, right, hair in wavy lines; dotted necklace; around, four dolphins. Inscription in Greek. (See media...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 510–485 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0341.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.19 gm.

Accession Number

00.111

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins