Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–485 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0342.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.35 gm.

Accession Number

04.500

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.
Beaded border.
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.

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

Not listed by Regling as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund