Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0397.
Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.30 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Quadriga with horses walking to right, crowned by flying Nike in long chiton; driver, in long chiton, holding goad and reins.
In exergue, a grasshopper.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left, with cord wound four times around hair, ends of hair loose; earring and plain necklace with jewel.
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. 349); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund