Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Euainetos and Eukleidas

Greek
Classical Period
425–413 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0404.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.16 gm.

Accession Number

04.544

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to right; driver with goad and reins crowned by Nike flying left.
Wheel on its side in exergue.
Microscopic inscription on ground line.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with ampyx on which are two eight-rayed stars and an inscription in Greek. She wears an earring and a necklace.
In field above her head an inscription in Greek.
Four dolphins around.
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Provenance

1900: Cat. Sotheby, Late Collector, 1900, pl. iii, 145 (according to Brett, catalogue, no. 404); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Not listed by Regling as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund