Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Early Classical Period
474–450 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0383.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.21 gm.

Accession Number

04.519

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to left, crowned by flying Nike; driver with goad and reins.
In exergue, pistrix.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with earring and triple necklace with pendant; band wound twice in hair which is knotted behind, ends of band loose behind.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

Sotheby sale of February 11, 1889, no. 39 (according to Regling catalogue); 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. 331); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund