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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.


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.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 1.01 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins