16 litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Philistis, struck under Hieron II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
274–216 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0476.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 13.54 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

35.140

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Philistis (wife of Hieron II) left, wearing fillet and veil.
Behind head, a wreath.
Reverse: Quadriga with horses walking to right, driven by Nike.
In field above:
Inscription in Greek above and below.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)