Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga
Early Classical Period
about 480–475 B.C.
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0355.
Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 16.92 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Quadriga to right, driver with goad and reins; horses crowned by flying Nike, with wings folded back.
Double ground line.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with beaded band in hair which is represented by fine lines; beaded necklace.
Four dolphins around.
(Raised line across head caused by crack in die).
Inscription in Greek.
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. 303); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund