Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0389.
Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 17.39 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Quadriga walking to right driven by charioteer holding reins and goad.
Nike flies above to right to crown the horses.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Female head to right, wearing coiled earring and bead necklace, also an ampyx or head-band, decorated with olive-wreath. The hair is enveloped in a kerchief which is decorated with a simple meander and zigzag border; on the forehead it escapes in waves.
Around the head four dolphins.
Inscription in Greek.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund