Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–485 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0339.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.34 gm.

Accession Number

04.499

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to right, driver with goad and reins; horses crowned by flying Nike.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Arethusa’s head to right with necklace and beads around head catching up ends of hair behind.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund