Tetradrachm of Syracuse with head of Arethusa, struck under Agathokles
Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0458.
Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.14 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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.
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)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund