Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Early Classical Period
474–450 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0369.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.14 gm.

Accession Number

04.510

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

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, a sea monster.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right, with earring and necklace; beads in hair from crown in triple strands, in close waves on forehead and at back where it is tucked under taenia. Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

No. 37 in 1889 Sotheby sale according to Regling and Brett catalogues; 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. 321); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund