Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Parmenides

Greek
Classical Period
about 400 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 17.35 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

67.727

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga to left.
Above, Nike flies right to crown charioteer.
Below, Ear of barley left.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa left, wearing necklace and earring.
Four dolphins swim around head.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin 36, no. 17); by 1967: with Boston Gallery of Fine Arts, 162 Newbury Street, Boston, Mass.; purchased by MFA from Boston Gallery of Fine Arts, June 28, 1967

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour