Tetradrachm of Leontinoi with head of Apollo

Greek
Classical Period
466–422 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Leontinoi

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0280.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.33 gm.

Accession Number

04.458

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo to left, with double laurel wreath, hair in fine lines on top and forehead and back in series of rolls; curls on cheek and neck.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Lion’s head to left within circular guide line.
Around circle, four barley corns.
Inscription in Greek (retrograde).

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. 247); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund