Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga
Late Archaic Period
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0342.
Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.35 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to right, driver with goad and reins; horses crowned by flying Nike with wings spread one on each side. Raised heads of two far horses above lowered heads of near ones.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right, with necklace and chain of beads around head catching up ends of hair behind, hair on forehead looped.
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
Not listed by Regling as Greenwell Collection.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund