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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Eukleidas and Eumenes (?)

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Obverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to left; driver with goad and reins, crowned by flying Nike. In exergue, dolphin and fish to right. Under horses, [inscription]. Beaded border. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with earring and plain necklace; hair in roll; behind [inscription]; four...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Northwick Collection; 1859: Sotheby auction of the Northwick Collection, no. 363 (according to Regling and Brett catalogues); 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. 377); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 425–413 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0403.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.25 gm.

Accession Number

04.547

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins