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. 0353.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.38 gm.

Accession Number

04.496

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga to right, driver with goad and reins; horses crowned by flying Nike.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with earring, necklace, and beads around head catching up ends of straight hair.
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. 305); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund