Dekadrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Kimon

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


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0433.

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 42.61 gm.

Accession Number

04.535

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

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.
Same die as 04.534.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with curly hair, net-like sphendone, ampyx, intricate necklace, and earring.
Four dolphins around.
Inscriptions in Greek above head at right and on the ampyx.
Plain border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Not listed as Greenwell collection by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund