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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Parme[nides?]

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Obverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to left; rein of one horse hanging loose; driver with goad and reins crowned by flying Nike. In exergue, ear of wheat. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with sphendone and ampyx, earring and bead necklace; beneath [inscription]; four dolphins around. Plain...

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By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Not listed as Greenwell collection by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 413–410 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0416.


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.17 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins