Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
425–413 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0398.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.27 gm.

Accession Number

04.552

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses prancing to left; driver with goad and reins, crowned by flying Nike, in double chiton.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with ampyx, earring, and jeweled necklace with ram’s head, hair in roll behind.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek beginning at upper right.

[style of Eumenos and Sosion]

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Edward Bunbury Collection, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, June 17, 1896, lot 447); 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. 383); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund