Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga
Early Classical Period
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0383.
Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.21 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to left, crowned by flying Nike; driver with goad and reins.
In exergue, pistrix.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with earring and triple necklace with pendant; band wound twice in hair which is knotted behind, ends of band loose behind.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek.
Sotheby sale of February 11, 1889, no. 39 (according to Regling catalogue); 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. 331); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund