4 litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Demeter

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 214 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 3.37 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

69.955

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Demeter left, wearing necklace, triple-part earring, and wreath of barley.
At right, head of a poppy.
Reverse: Biga driven by winged Nike left.
Monogram above. Inscription in Greek in the exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Jameson Collection (Suite des Monnaies Grecques, vol. 4, Paris, 1932, p. 23, no. 2436); by 1969: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Bank Leu & Co. AG, June 11, 1969

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour