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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga with horses prancing to right, driver with goad and reins; horses crowned by flying Nike with wreath in left hand; beaded border. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with earring, bead necklace, and dotted band around hair over which the hair is rolled behind; hair in waves over...

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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, Early Classical Period, 474–450 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0375.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.33 gm.

Accession Number

03.940

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins