Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
450–425 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0393.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 16.81 gm.

Accession Number

04.530

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 long chiton; driver with reins and goad.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right, with cord bound four times around hair, earring and necklace with single jewel.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek beginning at right.

Provenance

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. 347); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund