20 litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Herakles

Greek
Classical Period
413–387 B.C. (?)


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0439.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 1.16 gm.

Accession Number

04.533

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Herakles to left with lion’s skin.
Inscription in Greek at left.
Reverse: Head of Arethusa to left with sphendone and ampyx in incuse circle, sunk in incuse square divided in quarters.
Inscription in Greek in the quarters.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 350); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund