Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0415.
Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.23 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to left, driver (in long chiton) holding goad and reins, crowned by flying Nike. One rein hanging loose around horses’ front feet.
Broken wheel, below.
In exergue, an ear of grain.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with sphendone, below which decorated band, ampyx, earring, and necklace with pendants.
Around, four dolphins.
Inscription in Greek.
By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Edward Bunbury Collection, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, June 17, 1896, lot 462); 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. 387); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund