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. 0354.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.35 gm.

Accession Number

04.495

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga to right, 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 which is represented by fine lines; beaded necklace; earring in form of circlet with drop.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund