Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Eukleidas and Eumenes (?)

Greek
Classical Period
425–413 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0403.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.25 gm.

Accession Number

04.547

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to left; driver with goad and reins, crowned by flying Nike.
Under horses, inscription.
Below ground line in exergue, dolphin and fish to right.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with earring and plain necklace; hair in roll.
Inscriptions above and behind her head.
Four dolphins around.

Provenance

By date unknown: Northwick Collection; 1859: Sotheby auction of the Northwick Collection, no. 363 (according to Regling and Brett catalogues); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 377); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund