12 litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Athena

Greek
Hellenistic Period
215–212 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0484.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 10.23 gm.

Accession Number

97.398

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena, profile to left, wearing earring, necklace, and plumed Corinthian helmet, on which is a running griffin.
Dots around margin.
Reverse: Artemis shooting, profile to left.
At her feet a dog, running in same direction.
Inscriptions in Greek at left and right.

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; by 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London auction of the Bunbury Collection, June 15-23, 1896, lot 507, partial); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund