Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Early Classical Period
474–450 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0380.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.36 gm.

Accession Number

04.516

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to right crowned by flying Nike; driver holding reins in both hands.
In exergue, pistrix.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with earring, bead necklace and pendant, small band in hair which is gathered in waves about the head.
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. 328); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund