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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Eukleidas

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Obverse: Quadriga right driven by female charioteer who is crowned by flying Nike. In exergue: broken chariot wheel. Inscription in Greek on ground line (traces of signature of Euainetos). Reverse: Head of Arethusa left, surrounded by four dolphins. Signed in Greek on sphendone. Inscription...

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Provenance

By 1985: with Mid-American Rare Coin Auctions, Inc., 6 Chevy Chase Place, Lexington, Kentucky 40502 (Mid-American Rare Coin Auctions Inc. sale, The Capitol City Sale, Sheraton Hotel and Exhibition Center, 8500 Annapolis Road, New Carrollton, Maryland 20784, February 15-16, 1985, lot 619); purchased on behalf of MFA at the Capitol City Sale by Dennis P. Devine, 24 Meroke Lane, Rocky Point, New York 11778; purchased by MFA from Dennis P. Devine, April 24, 1985

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, 425–413 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.21 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

1985.89

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins