Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Archaic Period
520–510 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0330.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.11 gm.

Accession Number

04.486

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga to right, horses walking; driver with reins and goad; horses crowned by flying Nike, who is wearing chiton and himation.
Dentated pattern under exergual line.
Dotted border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right, hair dotted, short strands on neck; taenia and plain necklace.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek.
Round incuse.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund