Tetradrachm of Leontinoi with head of Apollo

Greek
Classical Period
466–422 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Leontinoi

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0284.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.18 gm.

Accession Number

00.101

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo to right with short hair, bound with a laurel wreath which has two rows of leaves.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Lion’s head to right, with open mouth.
Around the head, four corn grains 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