A silver tetradrachm coin from the city of Syracuse, Sicily, 485-478 BCE.
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 edge with the Greek legend {SYRAKOSION}.

Reverse Description

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

Edge Description


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