Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–485 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0344.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 16.96 gm.

Accession Number

04.488

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga to right, driver with goad and reins; horses crowned by Nike flying to right.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with beads around head and bead necklace; hair on forehead dotted, the rest in fine lines, long on neck.
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. 297); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund