1¼ litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Artemis

Greek
Hellenistic Period
215–212 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0480.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 1.01 gm.

Accession Number

04.565

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Artemis to left, with earring, necklace, and quiver; hair in knot behind.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Owl to right, head facing.
Inscription in Greek beginning above owl’s head. A in field at left.
Plain border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Not listed by Regling as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund