Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Early Classical Period
474–450 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0381.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.34 gm.

Accession Number

04.521

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses prancing to right, crowned by flying Nike; driver with goad and reins.
In exergue, sea serpent.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right, hair held behind by broad band; with earring, triple necklace.
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 listed as Greenwell collection by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund