Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, siged by A[...]

Greek
Classical Period
450–425 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0394.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.23 gm.

Accession Number

09.268

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga, the horses walking to right.
A Victory floating to left crowns the charioteer.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right wearing earring, necklace, and sakkos adorned with meander.
Four dolphins in the field around.
Inscription in Greek in field at right; Greek letter on the sakkos for the artist’s signature.

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund