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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Eukleidas

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Obverse: Quadriga left, driven by female charioteer (Persephone?) holding flaming torch. Nike flying right about to crown her. In exergue: ear of wheat. Reverse: Head of Athena 3/4 face left wearing Phrygian helmet with three crests. On front of helmet [inscription]: In field [inscription].

Provenance

From Ognina Hoard, 1923, Noe, N.N.M., No. 78, p. 197, no. 749. Purchase price $ 4,607.50

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 413–410 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0411.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.27 gm.

Accession Number

28.862

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins