Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga
Late Archaic Period
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0337.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.13 gm.
Medium or Technique
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to right; driver with goad and reins; horses crowned by flying Nike whose wings are spread one on each side.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with necklace and beaded band around head, catching up ends of hair behind.
Around, four dolphins.
Inscription in Greek.
Cat. Sotheby, 1889, no. 36 (according to Brett, Catalogue, no. 337); 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. 308); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund