5 litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Philistis, struck under Hieron II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
274–216 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0478.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.51 gm.

Accession Number

00.122

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Philistis, left, in diadem and veil.
Behind it a palm branch.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Biga, with horses galloping to right, driven by a semi-nude Nike.
Inscription in Greek above and below. Letter in front of horses.
Plain border.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund