16 litrai of Syracuse with head of Philistis, struck under Hieron II
about 218–215 B.C.
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0477.
Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 13.51 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Head of Philistis, to left, veiled and diademed.
Behind it, a flaming torch.
Reverse: Quadriga, with horses galloping to right, driven by a semi-nude Nike.
Inscription in Greek above and below. Single letter above ground line.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund