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100 litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Apollo, struck under Dionysios I and II

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Obverse: Head of Apollo, laureate, to left. Behind it a lyre (?). Border of dots. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Head of Artemis Soteira, to right with earring and necklace of beads, diadem, hair fastened in a roll behind. At her neck hangs her quiver, behind this a lyre. Border of...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 375–345 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0446.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 6.64 gm.

Accession Number

00.119

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins