Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Euth[...] and Eumenes

Greek
Classical Period
about 413 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 033.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.08 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

55.85

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga to right, driven by Nike and crowned by a second Nike flying to left. Ground line and border of dots. In exergue, Scylla to right, with trident; dolphin to left; at right, a small fish.
Inscription in exergue, with first three letters of artist’s name.
Reverse: Head of Persephone to left, with wreath of corn ears; necklace with lion’s head jewel. Around, four dolphins.
First three letters of artist’s name below neck.
Inscriptions around, above and below.

Provenance

By 1955: with Jacques Schulman, Keizersgracht 448, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (J. Schulman auction, February 14-16,1955, lot 1221); purchased by MFA at the Schulman auction for $1,420.00; accessioned March 10, 1955

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour