Dekadrachm (electrotype) of Syracuse with quadriga (British Museum 'Demareteion')
Early Classical Period
about 465 B.C.
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Diameter: 35 mm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Quadriga right, horses walking, driven by male charioteer holding reins in both hands, goad in right.
Above, Nike flying right crowns them.
In exergue, lion running right.
Inscription in Greek.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Linear circle, within which, head of Arethusa in profile to right. She wears an olive wreath, a pendant earring, and a necklace with pendants and jewel.
In field, four dolphins.
British Museum electrotype
Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)