Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
485–478 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse; Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 17.25 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

86.820

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga to right, driven by a charioteer wearing a long chiton and holding the reins in his left hand and a goad in his right. Above, Nike, wings outstretched, flies to the. right. Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right wearing an earring, necklace, and dotted fillet. Four dolphins swim around her. Inscription in Greek around the head .

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription