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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Euainetos and Eukleidas

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Obverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to right; driver with goad and reins crowned by Nike flying left. Wheel on its side in exergue. Microscopic inscription on line below. Beaded border. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with ampyx on which are two eight-rayed stars and [inscription];...

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Provenance

1900: Cat. Sotheby, Late Collector, 1900, pl. iii, 145 (according to Brett, catalogue, no. 404); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Not listed by Regling as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 425–413 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0404.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.16 gm.

Accession Number

04.544

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins