Tetradrachm of Syracuse with head of Arethusa, struck under Agathokles

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
317–310 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0458.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.14 gm.

Accession Number

95.107

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Arethusa to left wearing necklace, earring, and a wreath of leaves.
Under her neck a monogram.
Three dolphins in the field around her head.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Quadriga to left driven by a charioteer with a whip in his right hand.
In the field above, triskelis.
In the exergue: inscription above a monogram.
Plain border.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund