4 litra-piece of Tauromenion with head of Apollo

Greek
Hellenistic Period
241–212 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Tauromenion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0487.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.20 gm.

Accession Number

04.568

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo laureate, to right; hair falling free behind.
Behind head, an eight-pointed star.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Tripod.
At right: inscription downwards; at left: inscription upwards.
At left, monogram.
Plain border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Not listed by Regling as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund