Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0413.
Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.29 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Quadriga, the horses galloping to left, driven by Persephone with torch. Nike flies to right to crown Persephone, bearing wreath and aplustre.
In exergue ear of barley, to left.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to right, wearing earring with coil and pendant, and necklace with single bead in front. Hair tied in a knot at the crown.
Around are four dolphins, one coming out from under Arethusa’s neck.
Traces of inscription in Greek.
Cat. Sotheby, Distinguished Artist, 1899, pl. ii, 67.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund