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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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Provenance

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.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 17.39 gm.

Accession Number

00.114

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins