Litra of Kamarina with Nike and swan

Greek
Late Archaic Period
495–485 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Kamarina

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0256.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 0.76 gm.

Accession Number

04.432

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Nike, with wings outstretched, flying to left in short-sleeved chiton with overfold, both arms lowered.
Below, swan swimming to left.
Olive wreath border.
Reverse: Athena standing to left, upper body facing; in crested Athenian helmet, short-sleeved chiton with overfall, and aegis with serpents projecting; raised right hand on upright spear; left hand at her waist; below, on left, shield upwards.
Inscription in Greek.
Plain border (large die flaw).

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 203); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund