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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by A[...]

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Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to right, driver in long chiton, with goad and reins, crowned by flying Nike in long chiton, whose wings are spread one on either side of her head. Beaded border. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with sphendone, earring and plain necklace with lion's head;...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 344); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 450–425 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0396.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.03 gm.

Accession Number

04.529

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins