100 litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Arethusa

Greek
Classical Period
about 405–400 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0435.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 5.79 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

08.350

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Arethusa, facing to left, wearing necklace and earring.
Eight-pointed star behind her head.
Inscription in Greek at left.
Reverse: Herakles kneeling and wrestling with a lion.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (from the Montagu sale, 1896, pl. 3, 147 according to K. Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 353); June 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund