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. 0450.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 3.59 gm.

Accession Number

97.397

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.
Behind the head. a pileus, or pointed cap.
Reverse: A large tripod.
Inscription in Greek at left and very faintly at right.

Provenance

CHECK sale refs. (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