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Dekadrachm (electrotype) of Syracuse with quadriga (British Museum 'Demareteion')

Greek (electrotype)
Early Classical Period
about 465 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm.

Accession Number

35.149

Medium or Technique

Silver (electrotype)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Reproductions

Obverse: Quadriga right, horses walking, driven by male charioteer holding reins in both hands, goad in right.
Above, Nike flying right crowns them.
In exergue, lion running right.
Inscription in Greek.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Linear circle, within which, head of Arethusa in profile to right. She wears an olive wreath, a pendant earring, and a necklace with pendants and jewel.
In field, four dolphins.

Provenance

British Museum electrotype

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)