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. 0411.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.27 gm.

Accession Number

28.862

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga left, driven by female charioteer (Persephone?) holding flaming torch. Nike flying right about to crown her.
In exergue: ear of wheat.
Reverse: Head of Athena 3/4 face left wearing Phrygian helmet with three crests.
Inscriptions in Greek on front of helmet and in field.

Provenance

From Ognina Hoard, 1923, Noe, N.N.M., No. 78, p. 197, no. 749.

Purchase price $ 4,607.50

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund