Didrachm of Syracuse with horse and rider leading a second horse

Greek
Archaic Period
520–510 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0334.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.29 gm.

Accession Number

04.502

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Nude horseman to right, leading second horse; on shaded line.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with band in hair (represented by dots), and necklace; dotted line stopping at neck.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

1896: sold at auction of the Montagu collection, Sotheby, London (lot 27 according to Regling; lot 127 according to Brett);
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. 312); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund