Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Early Classical Period
474–450 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0363.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.09 gm.

Accession Number

97.388

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with charioteer moving to right. He holds the reins in both hands and a goad in the right.
Above, a Nike flying in the same direction, crowning the horses.
In exergue a sea-serpent to right.
The whole surrounded by dots.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa in profile to right, wearing necklace, earring, and diadem of beads.
Around her head: four dolphins.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund