Tetradrachm

Features

Issuer Syracuse (Sicily)
Tyrant Gelon I (485 BC - 478 BC)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 485 BC - 483 BC
Value 1 Tetradrachm = 4 Drachm (4)
Currency Litra
Composition Silver
Weight 17.30 g
Diameter 24.0 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 185413
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Basel# 430,
Herbert Adolph Cahn, Leo Mildenberg, Roberto Russo, Hans Voegtli; 1988. Griechische Münzen aus Grossgriechenland und Sizilien. Antikenmuseum und Sammlung Ludwig, Basel, Switzerland.
Boehringer# 48
Erich Böhringer; 1929. Die Münzen von Syrakus. Gruyter - Walter de & Co, Berlin - Leipzig, Germany.

Obverse

Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in his left, driving a walking quadriga to right. Above, Nike, to right with spread wings, seemingly preparing to alight on the reins to crown the horses

Reverse

Head of Arethusa to left, wearing a thin necklace with a pendant and a pearl necklace, and with her hair tied in a krobylos that is bound up and falls over her pearl diadem; around, four dolphins swimming counterclockwise to left

Lettering: ΣV RΑ ΚΟ ΣΙΟΝ

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (485 BC - 483 BC) 

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