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Tetradrachm: CM.MC.2662-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Mint: Syracuse



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1906-11-22) by McClean, J. R.


Circa -478 - Circa -413

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Weight 17.01 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Quadriga of horses walking right, charioteer holding reins in both hands and goad; above, Nike flying right to crown horses; dotted exergue line; in exergue pistrix right.

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Female head, right, hair indicated by waved lines, those on the crown forming an angle with those over forehead; hair over the forehead more luxuriant and protruding below cord; brushed up behind; circular earring with pendant; necklace of beads; cord tied towards the front, beneath which hair is looped up and tightly rolled; loose ends behind and infront of the ear; around, four dolphins

  • Text: ?VRA?o??o?
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.MC.2662-R
Primary reference Number: 229966
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Audit data

Created: Monday 9 September 2019 Updated: Monday 9 September 2019 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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