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1¼ litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Artemis

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Obverse: Head of Artemis to left, with earring, necklace, and quiver; hair in knot behind. Beaded border. Reverse: Owl to right, head facing. A in left field. [inscription], beginning above. Plain border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Not listed by Regling as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 215–212 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0480.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 1.01 gm.

Accession Number

04.565

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins