Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Early Classical Period
474–450 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0384.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.26 gm.

Accession Number

04.531

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses prancing to left; driver, leaning forward, in long chiton, with goad and reins, crowned by flying Nike in long chiton.
In exergue, pistrix.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right, with earring and plain necklace (single jewel at side of her neck); hair drawn up and tied on the back of her head, the ends loose.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund