Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Early Classical Period
about 480–475 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0355.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 16.92 gm.

Accession Number

04.494

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga to right, driver with goad and reins; horses crowned by flying Nike, with wings folded back.
Double ground line.
Beaded border.
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.
Round incuse.

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. 303); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund