Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0414.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.33 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund