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. 0351.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.24 gm.

Accession Number

04.493

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga to right on ground line, driver with goad and reins; horses crowned by flying Nike, with wings folded back.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with beaded band in hair represented by fine lines; 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. 302); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund