Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga
Early Classical Period
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0365.
Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.12 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to right, driver with reins and goad; horses crowned by flying Nike.
In exergue, a sea monster.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right, with earring and bead necklace; plain band around head over which the hair is rolled up on side and back of head.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek.
Cat. Sotheby, Feb. 11, 1889, no. 38 (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. 323 but not included in the Greenwell Collection according to Regling's list on p. VII); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund