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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Euainetos and Eumenes

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Obverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to right; driver crowned by flying Nike who holds wreath, in both hands, from which hangs tablet with [inscription]. Rein of farthest horse falling loose. In exergue two dolphins facing. Beaded border. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with plain necklace...

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Provenance

By date unknown: according to MFA file card: Canon Greenwell Collection. Note that K. Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, did not include no. 375 (this tetradrachm) in his list on p. VI of coins acquired by Warren from the Greenwell Collection; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 415–405 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0408.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.36 gm.

Accession Number

04.545

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins