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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga, horses galloping to left, driven by Persephone with torch. Nike flies to right to crown Persephone, bearing wreath and aplustre. In exergue ear of barley, to left. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right, wearing earring with coil and pendant, and necklace with single bead in...

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Provenance

Cat. Sotheby, Distinguished Artist, 1899, pl. ii, 67. By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 413–410 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0413.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.29 gm.

Accession Number

00.116

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins