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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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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.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.79 gm.

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The Ancient World


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