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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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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.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.33 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins