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Tetrobol of Syracuse with head of Apollo, struck under Agathokles

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Obverse: Head of Apollo laureate, left. Reverse: Biga racing right with youthful charioteer in chiton, goad in right hand, reins in left. Below, triskeles. In exergue: Greek letter.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 317–289 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0467.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 2.86 gm.

Accession Number

11.1769

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins