Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Kimon (?)

Greek
Classical Period
400–387 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0442.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.79 gm.

Accession Number

04.537

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to left; driver in long chiton leaning forward with goad and reins, crowned by flying Nike in double chiton.
In exergue, dolphin.
Beaded circle.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with net-like sphendone, ampyx, earring and bead necklace.
Four dolphins around.
Inscriptions in Greek at right and on ampyx (?).
Beaded border.

Provenance

By date unknown: James Whittall Collection; by 1884: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the James Whittall Collection, July 10ff., 1884, lot 234 [not illustrated]);
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. 367); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund