Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Early Classical Period
474–450 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0379.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.13 gm.

Accession Number

04.514

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 pistrix.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with earring, bead necklace, and band around hair over which the hair is rolled 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 (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 326); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund