Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
450–425 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0386.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.23 gm.

Accession Number

04.524

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to right crowned by flying Nike. Driver in long chiton with goad and reins.
Plain border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with broad band on which runs double line supporting small knot of hair; earring and necklace.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Not listed as Greenwell collection by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund