Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Archaic Period
520–510 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0336.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.22 gm.

Accession Number

04.489

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga to the right, bearded driver with goad in right hand and reins in left; horses crowned by Nike flying to right, one wing before her, one behind her.
Dotted border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left, with band in hair and two necklaces; thick hair represented by dots, and bound near ends.
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. 298); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Note that Regling does not include this tetradrachm in his list of coins owned by Canon Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund