Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga
Early Classical Period
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0367.
Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.24 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to right, crowned with wreath by flying Nike; driver with goad and reins.
In exergue, a sea monster.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right, with earring, dotted necklace between two plain lines, and narrow band around head over which the hair is rolled.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek.
Sotheby sale of December 19, 1892, no. 51 (according to Regling); 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. 330); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund