Tetradrachm of Leontinoi with head of Apollo

Greek
Classical Period
466–422 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Leontinoi

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0283.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 17.40 gm.

Accession Number

04.459

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo to right, with laurel wreath; hair in short locks hanging in neck; behind, a spray of ivy; truncation projects below border of dots.
Reverse: Lion’s head to right
Around, three barley corns; below, a fish to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Round incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Montagu Collection; from the Montagu sale, 1896, pl. II, 108 (according to Regling); 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. 251); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund