Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Early Classical Period
474–450 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0376.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.27 gm.

Accession Number

04.517

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, bead necklace with pendant, narrow band wound three times in hair which is gathered in long knot at neck.
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