Dekadrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Kimon

Greek
Classical Period
about 405–400 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0432.

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 43.36 gm.

Accession Number

04.534

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to left; driver, in long chiton, leaning forward, with goad and reins, crowned by flying Nike in double chiton.
In exergue, left shield, right helmet, in middle cuirass between two greaves.
Inscription in Greek below.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with curly hair, net-like sphendone, ampyx, beaded necklace, and earring.
Four dolphins around.
Inscriptions in Greek above, on the ampyx, and on the lowest dolphin.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 355); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund