Tetradrachm of Syracuse with head of Arethusa, signed by Phrygillos
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 16.42 gm. Die Axis: 3
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Arethusa to left, wearing necklace and earring, hair tied in sphendone.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek around, with traces of inscription on ampyx.
Signed by Phrygillos.
Reverse: Quadriga left, driven by Persephone, a burning torch in her right hand.
Above, Nike flies right, holding wreath in right hand, aphlaston in left.
In exergue, wheat on a stalk.
By about 1961: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift to MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule, May 13, 1981
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule