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12 litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena, profile to left, wearing earring, necklace, and plumed Corinthian helmet, on which is a running griffin, dots around margin. Reverse: Artemis shooting, profile to left. At her feet a dog, running in same direction. Greek inscriptions at left and right.

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; by 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London auction of the Bunbury Collection, June 15-23, 1896, lot 507, partial); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

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

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0484.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 10.23 gm.

Accession Number

97.398

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins