Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga
Early Classical Period
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0379.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.13 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 pistrix.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with earring, bead necklace, and band around hair over which the hair is rolled behind; corkscrew curls over forehead.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek.
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. 326); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund