2½ litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Athena, struck under Timoleon

Greek
Late Classical Period
345–339 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0454.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 1.90 gm.

Accession Number

13.390

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.
Plain border.
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.
Plain border.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund