Tetradrachm of Syracuse with head of Arethusa, struck under Agathokles
Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0459.
Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 16.94 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Arethusa to left wearing necklace and earrings and surrounded by three dolphins.
Inscription in Greek below.
Reverse: Quadriga racing left with youthful charioteer.
In exergue: inscription in Greek and monogram.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)
Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund