Tetradrachm of Syracuse with quadriga, signed by Eumenos

Classical Period
425–413 B.C.

Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0400.


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.35 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World



Obverse: Quadriga with horses prancing to left; driver, in long chiton, leaning forward; with goad and reins, crowned by flying Nike in long chiton.
Inscription in Greek in exergue.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with a cord wound several times around her hair, holding it in a roll; an earring, and pa lain necklace with a single jewel.
Four dolphins around.
Inscriptions in Greek above and in right field.


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 444); 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. 370); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund