Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Archaic Period
about 500–485 BC


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0328.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.13 gm.

Accession Number

04.485

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga to right, driver holding reins in both hands.
In exergue, ear of grain (?).
Inscription in Greek.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Four incuse surfaces, windmill form, in square;
in center, woman’s head to left in incuse circle; hair behind in long tight curls.

Provenance

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. 293); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund