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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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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.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.29 gm.

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The Ancient World


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