Dekadrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
413–387 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0429.

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 43.05 gm.

Accession Number

00.118

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to left. Charioteer bends forward, holding out his goad. Above, Nike flies to right, to crown him.
In exergue, on step, pair of greaves, helmet and cuirass.
Inscription in Greek.
Plain border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left, with triple earring, and necklace of beads. Hair wavy, with loosely-curling ends, turned up behind, and bound with a wreath of barley.
Around it four dolphins.
In field, behind neck, a cockle shell, opening towards head.
Inscription in Greek.
Border of fine dots.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund