Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Euainetos and Eumenes
about 415–405 B.C.
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0408.
Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.36 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to right; driver crowned by flying Nike
who holds wreath, in both hands, from which hangs tablet with inscription in Greek.
Rein of farthest horse falling loose.
In exergue, two dolphins facing.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with plain necklace and earring; hair rolled up and caught on top of head.
Below, four dolphins around.
Inscriptions in Greek above, at right, and below.
By date unknown: according to MFA file card: Canon Greenwell Collection. Note that K. Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, did not include no. 375 (this tetradrachm) in his list on p. VI of coins acquired by Warren from the Greenwell Collection; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund