8 litra-piece of Syracuse with veiled head of Philistis (?) as Demeter

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 214 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 6.70 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

68.6

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Veiled head of Philistis as Demeter to left, wearing wreath of barley.
At right, leaf.
Reverse: Quadriga driven by Nike to right.
Monogram above. Inscription in Greek in exergue.

Provenance

By 1967: with Bank Leu & Co. A.G., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Bank Leu & Co. A.G., January 10, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour