50 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. 0448.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.63 gm.

Accession Number

04.558

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo laureate to left, hair falling free below wreath.
Behind the head, a lamp.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Tripod with lion’s feet.
Inscription in Greek around beginning at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Not listed by Regling as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund