Didrachm of Syracuse with horse and rider

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–485 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0343.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.55 gm.

Accession Number

00.109

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Nude bearded horseman to right, leading a second horse abreast of the one he is riding, on a dotted exergue line.
In exergue vertical lines.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right, with a necklace; hair (dotted) turned up behind, and bound with a diadem of beads. Fringe on forehead.
Three dolphins, moving to right around head.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund