Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Early Classical Period
474–450 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0375.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.33 gm.

Accession Number

03.940

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses prancing to right, driver with goad and reins; horses crowned by flying Nike with wreath in left hand.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with earring, bead necklace, and dotted band around hair over which the hair is rolled behind; hair in waves over forehead.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek.

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