Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Archaic Period
520–510 B.C.

Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0336.


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.22 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World



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.
Dotted border.
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.
Round incuse.


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.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund