Didrachm of Syracuse with horse and rider
Late Archaic Period
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0343.
Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.55 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Nude bearded horseman to right, leading a second horse abreast of the one he is riding, on a dotted exergue line.
In exergue vertical lines.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right, with a necklace; hair (dotted) turned up behind, and bound with a diadem of beads. Fringe on forehead.
Three dolphins, moving to right around head.
Inscription in Greek.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund