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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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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.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.32 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins