A silver tetradrachm coin from thecity of Syracuse, Sicily, 485-478 BC
Other Details: Issued during the tyranny of Gelon
Mint: Syracuse

Reference: BMC Sicily p.148 cf no.22
Die axis: 06

Obverse Description

Head of Artemis-Arethusa facing right wearing a diadem of pearls, four dolphins around head with the Greek legend {SYRAKOSION}

Reverse Description

Slow biga being driven to right by charioteer, Nike flies above crowning the horses, exergue plain.

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