Dekadrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Euainetos

Greek
Classical Period
about 400–390 B.C.
Signed by Euainetos


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0423; Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 122.

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 43.04 gm.

Accession Number

03.946

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Victorious four-horse racing chariot to left. All the horses’ legs are off the ground. Nike flies above to right crowning the driver.
In exergue, armor.
Inscription in Greek?
Reverse: Head of Arethusa, nymph of Syracuse, to left, wearing wreath, necklace, and earring.
Four dolphins around.
Inscriptions in Greek at the right and below.

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