Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Early Classical Period
474–450 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0365.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.12 gm.

Accession Number

04.511

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to right, driver with reins and goad; horses crowned by flying Nike.
In exergue, a sea monster.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right, with earring and bead necklace; plain band around head over which the hair is rolled up on side and back of head.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

Cat. Sotheby, Feb. 11, 1889, no. 38 (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. 323 but not included in the Greenwell Collection according to Regling's list on p. VII); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund