100 litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Arethusa, signed by Euainetos

Greek
Classical Period
about 385 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Dimensions

Diameter: 14.5 mm. Weight: 5.73 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

1983.238

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Arethusa left.
Signed by Euainetos at right. Inscription in Greek at left.
Reverse: Herakles kneeling and strangling the Nemean lion.

Provenance

By 1955: with Adolph Hess AG., Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, April 5, 1955, lot 8); by 1983: with Bank Leu A.G., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Ch-8022 Zurich, Switzerland (Leu auction 33, Savoy Hotel-Baur en Ville, Poststrasse 12, Zurich, May 3, 1983, lot 241: from the Avola hoard); purchased at Leu auction 33 on behalf of MFA by Jeffrey Spier, P.O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York 10101; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, June 15, 1983

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour