Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–485 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0345.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.24 gm.

Accession Number

97.428

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

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