Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga
Late Archaic Period
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0345.
Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.24 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Quadriga to right, driver with goad and reins; horses crowned by Nike flying to right.
Double ground line. Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with beads around head and plain necklace; hair in fine lines, turned up at back and caught by taenia; four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek.
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)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund