5 litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Philistis, struck under Hieron II
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0478.
Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.51 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Philistis, left, in diadem and veil.
Behind it a palm branch.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Biga, with horses galloping to right, driven by a semi-nude Nike.
Inscription in Greek above and below. Letter in front of horses.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund