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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Eumenos

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Obverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to left; driver in long chiton leaning forward with goad and reins, crowned by flying Nike in long chiton. Beaded border. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with ampyx on which is [inscription]; earring, plain necklace with jewel; hair on roll; four...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Northwick Collection; 1859: auction of the Northwick Collection (Cat. Sotheby, Northwick, no. 355 [according to the 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. 369); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 415 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0399.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 17.38 gm.

Accession Number

04.539

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins