Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Early Classical Period
474–450 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0360.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.44 gm.

Accession Number

04.506

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga right, horses walking, driven by charioteer holding reins and goad.
Above, Nike flying to left, crowning driver.
In exergue, sea monster.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right, wearing dotted taenia, earring and dotted necklace with pendants and jewel, below which, a dotted line. Hair waved in front, turned up at back, one loose lock behind ear; ends of hair gathered up and tied with double cord. Around whole, four dolphins.
Inscription in Greek.

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

Not listed by Regling as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund