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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga driven by charioteer to right. Above, Nike to right, crowning the horses. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right, diademed and wearing necklace. Around, four dolphins and inscription in Greek. All within incuse circle.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Archaic Period, 520–510 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0332.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.23 gm.

Accession Number

03.938

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins