Tetradrachm of Syracuse with head of Arethusa, signed by Kimon

Classical Period
413–410 B.C.

Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0418.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.00 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Head of Arethusa full front, a little to left, with ampyx, earring, plain necklace; hair flying.
At right one dolphin and at left two dolphins.
Traces of inscription outside dotted circle above head; inscription on ampyx (?).
Dotted circle.
Reverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to left; driver, in long chiton, with goad and reins, crowned by Nike flying in upright position, wearing double chiton.
Inscription above at right.
In exergue, stalk of wheat.
Plain border.


By date unknown: Robert Carfrae Collection, Edinburgh; by 1894: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Robert Carfrae Collection, May 23-25, lot 72); 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. 368); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund