Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Archaic Period
520–510 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0332.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.23 gm.

Accession Number

03.938

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga driven by charioteer to right.
Above, Nike to right, crowning the horses.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right, diademed and wearing necklace.
Around, four dolphins and inscription in Greek.
All within incuse circle.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900