Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–485 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0338.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.14 gm.

Accession Number

04.492

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; ground line below.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right, with beads catching up hair behind, and necklace of beads; hair represented by dots; dotted band above truncation of the 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; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Regling does not list this piece as coming from the Greenwell collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund