Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
450–425 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0388.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.38 gm.

Accession Number

04.528

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, in double chiton; driver, in long chiton, holding reins and goad.
Bead border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right with sakkos (maeander pattern) and ampyx (with wreath), earring, and plain necklace with single jewel.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek.

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