Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga
Early Classical Period
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0363.
Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.09 gm.
Medium or Technique
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
Obverse: Quadriga with charioteer moving to right. He holds the reins in both hands and a goad in the right.
Above, a Nike flying in the same direction, crowning the horses.
In exergue a sea-serpent to right.
The whole surrounded by dots.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa in profile to right, wearing necklace, earring, and diadem of beads.
Around her head: four dolphins.
Inscription in Greek.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund