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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Eumenos

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Obverse: Quadriga with horses prancing to left; driver, in long chiton, leaning forward; with goad and reins, crowned by flying Nike in long chiton. [inscription] in exergue. Beaded border. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with cord wound several times around hair, holding it in roll; earring...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Edward Bunbury Collection, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, June 17, 1896, lot 444); 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. 370); 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. 0400.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.35 gm.

Accession Number

04.540

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins