Dekadrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Kimon
about 405–400 B.C.
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0432.
Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 43.36 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to left; driver, in long chiton, leaning forward, with goad and reins, crowned by flying Nike in double chiton.
In exergue, left shield, right helmet, in middle cuirass between two greaves.
Inscription in Greek below.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with curly hair, net-like sphendone, ampyx, beaded necklace, and earring.
Four dolphins around.
Inscriptions in Greek above, on the ampyx, and on the lowest dolphin.
By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 355); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund