20 litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Herakles

Greek
Classical Period
413–387 B.C. (?)


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0438.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 1.16 gm.

Accession Number

03.935

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Herakles, left, in lion skin.
Inscription in Greek at left.
Reverse: Within mill-sail incuse head of woman in sakkos, left.
Inscription in Greek on the sails.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900