Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
450–425 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0392.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.12 gm.

Accession Number

04.526

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 in double chiton; driver, with long chiton, holding goad and reins.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with sakkos (maeander and zigzag patterns) and ampyx (with wreath), earring, and plain necklace with one jewel.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek at right.

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