Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
485–480/79 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0350.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 16.93 gm.

Accession Number

04.487

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga to right, driver with goad and reins; horses being crowned by flying Nike with wreath, wings outspread, one wing before her, one behind her.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with band in hair which is represented by dots, and beaded necklace.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 296); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund