Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
450–425 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0395.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.27 gm.

Accession Number

11.1764

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to right, crowned by flying Nike; driver in long chiton holding goad and reins.
Olive leaf with berry in exergue off the flan.
Large die break.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with sphendone, earring, and plain necklace.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased from Edward Perry Warren by MFA for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund