Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Eukleidas

Greek
Classical Period
425–413 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0405.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 16.79 gm.

Accession Number

04.543

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to left; driver, leaning forward with goad and reins, crowned by flying Nike.
In exergue, two dolphins confronting.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with ampyx, on which is a swan swimming to left, and sphendone, on which are two eight-rayed stars with an inscription in Greek below. She wears an earring and a bead necklace.
Around, four dolphins.

Provenance

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