8 litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Gelon II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
216–215 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0481.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.70 gm.

Accession Number

35.200

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Gelon l to left, diademed.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Biga right driven by winged Nike, wearing long chiton and holding reins in both hands; horses walking.
Inscriptions in Greek above, at right, and below.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)