Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
450–425 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0397.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.30 gm.

Accession Number

04.532

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, in long chiton, holding goad and reins.
In exergue, a grasshopper.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left, with cord wound four times around hair, ends of hair loose; earring and plain necklace with jewel.
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. 349); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund