Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
413–410 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0414.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.33 gm.

Accession Number

04.551

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to left, driver with goad and reins,
crowned by flying Nike in double chiton.
In exergue, ear of wheat.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with sphendone on which are three four-rayed stars, ampyx, earrings, and necklace with four jewels.
Inscription in Greek.
Four dolphins around.
Plain border.

Provenance

Cat. Sotheby, Late Collector, 1900, pl. iii, 148 (according to Regling and Brett catalogues); 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

Regling does not list this coin as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund