2½ litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Athena, struck under Timoleon
Late Classical Period
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0454.
Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 1.90 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Athena turned slightly to left with necklace and three-crested Phrygian helmet; hair flying.
Two dolphins at left; inscription in Greek at right.
Reverse: Nude horseman to right, hair in krobylos.
Behind, ten rayed star, and ear of grain to right.
Inscription in Greek between legs of horse.
By 1913: with Henry Chapman; purchased by MFA from Henry Chapman for $100.34 (this is the total price for MFA 13.386-13.390)
Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund