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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga walking to right. Nike flies above to right to crown the horses. Border of dots. Reverse: Female head to right, wearing coiled earring and bead necklace, also an ampyx or head-band, decorated with olive-wreath. The hair is enveloped in a kerchief which is decorated with a...

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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, Classical Period, 450–425 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0389.


Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 17.39 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins