Dekadrachm (Demareteion) of Syracuse with quadriga
about 470–465 B.C.
Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 43.39 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery of Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Quadriga right, horses walking, driven by charioteer holding goad in right hand, reins in both hands.
Above, Nike flying right, crowning the horses.
In exergue, lion running right.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right, laureate, wearing earring and necklace with pendants. Hair waved in front, turned up at back, one loose lock behind ear; ends of hair gathered up and tied with double cord.
Inscription in Greek around.
Around whole: four dolphins.