Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0331.
Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.22 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Quadriga to right.
A Nike, upright in the air, crowns the horses.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with hair indicated by pellets, and wearing a necklace.
Around the head are four dolphins.
Inscription in Greek around.
All within an incuse circle.
Provenance according to Brett, Catalogue of Greek Coins, no. 351: by date unknown: Northwick Collection; 1859 (Cat. Sotheby, Northwick, lot 340); by date unknown: Ashburnham Collection (1895: Cat. Sotheby, Ashburnham, pl. II, 47); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 294); July 12, 1909: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund