Litra of Syracuse with female head, signed by Eukleidas or Euainetos

Greek
Classical Period
425–413 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0406.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 0.80 gm.

Accession Number

00.115

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Arethusa with plain earring, necklace with single bead in front; hair bound in net, (sphendone) behind, which is tied at top of head; three stars on sphendone; diadem above brow has two Greek letters.
Behind head a barley corn.
Inscription in Greek.
Simple border.
Reverse: Octopus with two tentacles intertwined.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund