Dekadrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

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


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0431.

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 42.98 gm.

Accession Number

03.950

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga racing to the left.
Above, Nike flying to right crowning charioteer.
In exergue, armor.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left, wearing wreath, earring, and necklace.
Four dolphins swim around her. Eight rayed star behind her head.
Inscription in Greek above and at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900