Tetradrachm of Syracuse with head of Arethusa, struck under Agathokles

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
317–310 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0460.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 16.98 gm.

Accession Number

04.560

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Arethusa to left, with crown of grain leaves, earring and bead necklace; hair in roll.
Around head, three dolphins.
Inscription in Greek below.
Reverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to left; driver, in long chiton, holding goad in reins.
Above, triskeles.
Inscription in Greek in exergue.
Beaded 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 by Regling as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund