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. 0447.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.48 gm.

Accession Number

97.396

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo laureate and with long hair, profile to left.
In field a bow, behind the head.
Reverse: A large tripod.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

Cat. Sotheby, Montagu, 1897, no. 80.
(Montagu sale, 2nd portion, No. 80.)
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund