100 litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Apollo, struck under Dionysios I and II

Greek
Classical Period
375–345 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0446.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 6.64 gm.

Accession Number

00.119

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo, laureate, to left.
Behind: a lyre (?).
Inscription in Greek at left.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Head of Artemis Soteira, to right with earring and necklace of beads, diadem, hair fastened in a roll behind. At her neck hangs her quiver, behind this a lyre.
Inscription in Greek at right.
Border of dots.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund