Tetrobol of Syracuse with head of Apollo, struck under Agathokles

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
317–289 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0467.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 2.86 gm.

Accession Number

11.1769

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo laureate, left.
Reverse: Biga racing right with youthful charioteer in chiton, goad in right hand, reins in left.
Below, triskeles.
In exergue: Greek letter.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund