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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga of horses walking to right, driven by a beardless charioteer holding goad and reins; above, a Nike flying right to crown the horses (only one wing visible). In exergue a sea monster to left. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right, hair wavy on forehead, and rolled up behind,...

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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, Early Classical Period, 474–450 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0370.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.32 gm.

Accession Number

00.112

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins