Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Early Classical Period
474–450 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0362.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 16.90 gm.

Accession Number

04.508

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to right, driver holding reins in both hands crowned by flying Nike.
In exergue, sea serpent.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Woman’s head to right with earring, double bead necklace and beads in hair catching up ends of hair behind.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund