Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga
Early Classical Period
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0369.
Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.14 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to right, driver with goad and reins, horses crowned by flying Nike.
In exergue, a sea monster.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right, with earring and necklace; beads in hair from crown in triple strands, in close waves on forehead and at back where it is tucked under taenia. Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek.
No. 37 in 1889 Sotheby sale according to Regling and Brett catalogues; 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. 321); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund