Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Eumenos and Eukleidas

Greek
Classical Period
425–413 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0401.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.32 gm.

Accession Number

04.541

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses prancing to left; driver leaning forward with goad and reins crowned by flying Nike.
Inscription in Greek in the exergue.
Beaded border
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with earring and bead necklace; hair in roll.
Four dolphins around.
Inscriptions in Greek above and in lower left field.

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

Regling does not list this coin as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund