Drachm of Leontinoi with head of Apollo

Greek
Classical Period
466–422 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Leontinoi

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0279.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.23 gm.

Accession Number

04.461

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo to right with triple laurel wreath; hair on forehead concealed, except for wavy locks on cheek.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Lion’s head to left; tongue protruding.
Above, at left, and below, three barley corns.
Inscription in Greek.
Round incuse.

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. 255); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund