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Tetradrachm (Coin) Depicting the Nymph Arethusa

A work made of silver.
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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

413–399 BCE

Artist:

Greek, minted in Syracuse, Sicily

About this artwork

The front of this coin depicts Arethusa, a water nymph who is often accompanied by dolphins, as she is here.

On the back a four horse chariot called a Quadriga is shown advancing to the left.

Status

On View, Gallery 151

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Depicting the Nymph Arethusa

Place

Syracuse (Minted in)

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413 BCE–399 BCE

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

Diam.: 2.3 cm (15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Tiffany Blake

Reference Number

1938.234

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