Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Eumenos

Greek
Classical Period
about 415 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0399.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 17.38 gm.

Accession Number

04.539

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to left; driver in long chiton leaning forward with goad and reins, crowned by flying Nike in a long chiton.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with ampyx on which is an inscription in Greek. She wears an earring, a plain necklace with a jewel and has her hair in a roll.
Four dolphins around.
Inscription in Greek above head.

Provenance

By date unknown: Northwick Collection; 1859: auction of the Northwick Collection (Cat. Sotheby, Northwick, no. 355 [according to the Regling and Brett catalogues]); 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. 369); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund