Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Eukleidas

Greek
Classical Period
425–413 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.21 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

1985.89

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga right driven by female charioteer who is crowned by flying Nike.
In exergue: broken chariot wheel.
Inscription in Greek on ground line (traces of signature of Euainetos).
Reverse: Head of Arethusa left, surrounded by four dolphins.
Signed in Greek on sphendone.
Inscription in Greek above head (partial signature of Eukleidas).

Provenance

By 1985: with Mid-American Rare Coin Auctions, Inc., 6 Chevy Chase Place, Lexington, Kentucky 40502 (Mid-American Rare Coin Auctions Inc. sale, The Capitol City Sale, Sheraton Hotel and Exhibition Center, 8500 Annapolis Road, New Carrollton, Maryland 20784, February 15-16, 1985, lot 619); purchased on behalf of MFA at the Capitol City Sale by Dennis P. Devine, 24 Meroke Lane, Rocky Point, New York 11778; purchased by MFA from Dennis P. Devine, April 24, 1985

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour