Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0354.
Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.35 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Quadriga to right, driver with goad and reins; horses crowned by flying Nike, with wings folded back.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with beaded band in hair which is represented by fine lines; beaded necklace; earring in form of circlet with drop.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek.
By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Regling does not list this coin as Greenwell collection.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund