Drachm of Syracuse with head of Athena

Classical Period
413–410 B.C.

Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0420.


Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.20 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World



Obverse: Head of Athena full front a little to left with crested Attic helmet and bead necklace.
Around head, four dolphins.
Inscription in Greek beginning at left.
Reverse: Nude Leukaspis striding to left with crested Attic helmet, sword, shield, and horizontal lance.
In left background, a burning altar with wreath.
At right, a ram lying on his back.
Inscriptions in Greek beginning at left and in exergue.


By date unknown: Robert Carfrae Collection, Edinburgh; by 1894: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Robert Carfrae Collection, May 23-25, lot 73); 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. 388); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund