Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0336.
Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.22 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Quadriga to the right, bearded driver with goad in right hand and reins in left; horses crowned by Nike flying to right, one wing before her, one behind her.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left, with band in hair and two necklaces; thick hair represented by dots, and bound near ends.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek.
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. 298); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Note that Regling does not include this tetradrachm in his list of coins owned by Canon Greenwell.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund