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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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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.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.19 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins