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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Kimon (?)

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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 double chiton. In exergue, dolphin. Beaded circle. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with net-like sphendone, ampyx, earring and bead necklace; four dolphins...

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Provenance

By date unknown: James Whittall Collection; by 1884: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the James Whittall Collection, July 10ff., 1884, lot 234 [not illustrated]); 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. 367); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 400–387 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0442.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.79 gm.

Accession Number

04.537

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins