Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Early Classical Period
474–450 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0368.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 16.76 gm.

Accession Number

04.509

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 with goad and reins; horses crowned by flying Nike.
In exergue, sea serpent.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Woman’s head to right with bead necklace, earring and beads in hair; hair rolled into knot in neck.
Around, four dolphins.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with 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