Tetradrachm of Leontinoi with head of Apollo

Greek
Classical Period
466–422 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Leontinoi

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0278.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.09 gm.

Accession Number

00.100

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo to right, hair turned up behind, and bound with a laurel wreath which has three overlapping rows of leaves. Five curls on forehead.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Lion’s head to right with open mouth, tongue protruding.
Around the head four barley-corns and an inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund