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100 litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Arethusa, signed by Euainetos

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Obverse: Head of Arethusa left. Signed by Euainetos at right. Inscription in Greek at left. Reverse: Herakles kneeling and strangling the Nemean lion. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1955: with Adolph Hess AG., Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, April 5, 1955, lot 8); by 1983: with Bank Leu A.G., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Ch-8022 Zurich, Switzerland (Leu auction 33, Savoy Hotel-Baur en Ville, Poststrasse 12, Zurich, May 3, 1983, lot 241: from the Avola hoard); purchased at Leu auction 33 on behalf of MFA by Jeffrey Spier, P.O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York 10101; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, June 15, 1983

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 385 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Dimensions

Diameter: 14.5 mm. Weight: 5.73 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

1983.238

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins