Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
413–410 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0419.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.14 gm.

Accession Number

04.553

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.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with ampyx, sphendone (stars zigzag pattern), earring and plain necklace with jewel.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek.
Plain border.

Provenance

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

Not listed by Regling as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund