Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Phrygillos

Greek
Classical Period
413–410 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0409.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.23 gm.

Accession Number

04.555

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to left, driver (in long chiton) holding reins and raised goad, crowned by Nike flying to right.
In exergue, stalk of grain.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with sphendone and ampyx, earring and plain necklace.
Around, four dolphins.
Inscription in Greek around, beginning at left.

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 by Regling as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund