tetradrachm of Syracuse, 510-490 BC ca

Obv. quadriga slow, in field above SURAjOSION
Rev. head of female (Arethusa), positioned in a circle sunk at the centre of an quadratum incusum

Boehringer 7 (V7/R3)   17.33 g    Numismatica Ars Classica AG, Auction 13 8th October 1998 no. 421
                                  Ex Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig no. 421

V7/R3 die coupling not unknown to Boehringer, V7/R3 = Boehringer 7
According to mythology, Arethusa, the nymph of spring in Elis, hid on the island of Ortigia (near Syracuse)
to escape the amorous advances of the fluvial god Alphius. She was transformed (by Artemis in one version)
into a spring near the sea, surrounded by papyrus plants.

See die-coupling tetradrachms (Boehringer 1-31)