Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Early Classical Period
474–450 B.C.

Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0365.


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.12 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World



Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to right, driver with reins and goad; horses crowned by flying Nike.
In exergue, a sea monster.
Beaded border.
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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund