Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Eukleidas

Greek
Classical Period
413–410 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0410.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.37 gm.

Accession Number

04.554

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to left; driver, a woman, with goad and reins, crowned by flying Nike in double chiton.
In exergue, ear of wheat.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with ampyx, sphendone (stars and zigzag pattern), earring and plain necklace with jewel.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek beginning at upper left.

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