Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Archaic Period
520–510 B.C.

Mint: Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0331.


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.22 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins

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

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund