Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Euainetos and Eumenes

Greek
Classical Period
about 415–405 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0408.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.36 gm.

Accession Number

04.545

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.
Beaded border.
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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund