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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Phrygillos

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Obverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to left, driver (in long chiton) holding reins and raised goad, crowned by Nike flying to right. In exergue, stalk of grain. Beaded border. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with sphendone and ampyx, earring and plain necklace. Around, four dolphins....

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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 by Regling as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 413–410 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0409.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.23 gm.

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins