Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga
Late Archaic Period
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0338.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.14 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Quadriga to right, driver with goad and reins; horses crowned by Nike flying to right; ground line below.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right, with beads catching up hair behind, and necklace of beads; hair represented by dots; dotted band above truncation of the neck.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek.
By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Regling does not list this piece as coming from the Greenwell collection.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund