Litra of Kamarina with Nike and swan
Late Archaic Period
Mint: Sicily, Kamarina
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0256.
Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 0.76 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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).
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
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund