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. 0459.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 16.94 gm.

Accession Number

11.1770

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Arethusa to left wearing necklace and earrings and surrounded by three dolphins.
Inscription in Greek below.
Reverse: Quadriga racing left with youthful charioteer.
Above, triskeles.
In exergue: inscription in Greek and monogram.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund