Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Euainetos

Greek
Classical Period
425–413 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0407.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 16.96 gm.

Accession Number

04.546

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to right, bearded driver crowned by flying Nike, who holds wreath in both hands from which hangs a tablet with inscription in Greek.
Two dolphins facing, in exergue.
Dotted border.
(Same die as 04.545.)
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with ampyx and sphendone, earring, and necklace.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek above her head.

Provenance

Cat. Sotheby, Dec. 19, 1892, no. 53 (according to Regling and Brett catalogues); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 376); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund