Didrachm of Syracuse with horse and rider leading a second horse
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0334.
Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.29 gm.
Medium or Technique
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
Obverse: Nude horseman to right, leading second horse; on shaded line.
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.
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
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund