AR Tetradrachm of Syracuse
money; coins (money)
The obverse side has the head of Arethusa, who was a nymph and daughter of Nereus. She fled her home, Arcadia, beneath the sea and came up as a fresh spring in Syracuse. Her figure is surrounded by four dolphins, who helped in her escape. The reverse depicts a charioteer driving a quadriga pulled by horses. Above is Nike, the goddess of victory, crowning the four horses which represented the victory they brought to Syracuse.
City of Syracuse
ARTH250 (Professor V. Rousseau, Fall 2019)
University Art Collection, University of St. Thomas (St. Paul)