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100 litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Arethusa

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Obverse: Female head, facing to left. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Herakles kneeling and wrestling with a lion.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (from the Montagu sale, 1896, pl. 3, 147 according to K. Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 353); June 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 405–400 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0435.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 5.79 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

08.350

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins