16 litrai of Syracuse with head of Philistis, struck under Hieron II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 218–215 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0477.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 13.51 gm.

Accession Number

00.121

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund