Dekadrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
413–387 B.C. (?)


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0430.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 43.11 gm.

Accession Number

95.104

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga to left driven by a charioteer who extends in right hand a whip.
Above, a Victory flies to the right.
Below, in exergue, various pieces of armor.
Inscription.
Reverse: Head of Persephone to left crowned with corn leaves. She wears earrings and necklace and is surrounded by four dolphins. Under the chin a dot.
 Inscription.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund