Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga
Early Classical Period
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0384.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.26 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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.
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
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund