50 litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Assinaros

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


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0436.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 2.88 gm.

Accession Number

11.1766

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of river-god, Assinaros, to left, grain of corn behind.
Inscription in Greek at left.
Reverse: Horse prancing to right.
Inscription in Greek below.
Round incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund