Dekadrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0427.

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 43.39 gm.

Accession Number

11.1768

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga to left. Female charioteer in chiton with goad and reins; Nike flying to right with wreath or branch.
Inscription in Greek.
In exergue, greaves, helmet and cuirass.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left wearing necklace and earring and surrounded by four dolphins.
Shell behind.
Inscription in Greek above.

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