Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Early Classical Period
474–450 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0377.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.17 gm.

Accession Number

04.513

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, pistrix.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with earring, triple necklace, and beads around head over which the hair is rolled up; behind-; corkscrew curls over forehead.
Four dolphins around.
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 in Greenwell collection according to Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund