Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Parme[nides?]

Greek
Classical Period
413–410 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0416.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.17 gm.

Accession Number

04.548

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to left; rein of one horse hanging loose; driver with goad and reins crowned by flying Nike.
In exergue, ear of wheat.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with sphendone and ampyx, earring and bead necklace; Inscriptions in Greek above head and beneath neck.
Four dolphins around.
Plain border.

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

Not listed as Greenwell collection by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund