Litra of Kamarina with Nike and swan

Greek
Late Archaic Period
495–485 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Kamarina

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0257.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 0.70 gm.

Accession Number

04.433

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Nike flying to left in double chiton, both arms lowered.
Below, swan swimming to left.
Olive wreath border.
Reverse: Athena standing to left in double chiton, crested Attic helmet, and aegis; right hand holds upright spear. Shield resting against her knee.
Inscription in Greek.
Plain border.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund