Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–485 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0341.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.19 gm.

Accession Number

00.111

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga walking to left.
Above a Nike flying left to crown the horses, her wings outspread, one before her, one after.
Plain exergual line.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa, right, hair in wavy lines; dotted necklace.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund