Dekadrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
413–387 B.C. (?)


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0426.

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 43.16 gm.

Accession Number

04.1604

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga, left. All horses’ legs off the ground.
Nike crowning driver.
In exergue, armor.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa left, wearing necklace, earring, and wreath.
At right, cockleshell.
Around four dolphins.
Traces of inscription behind head.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; according to museum records: received by MFA from Edward Perry Warren 09/08/1904 in exchange for 03.949

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900