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16 litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Philistis, struck under Hieron II

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Obverse: Head of Philistis to left with broad fillet in hair and veil. Behind the head, a wreath. Reverse: Quadriga with horses walking to right driven by Nike. [inscription] above. [inscription], in exergue. Above horses, [inscription].


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, 274–216 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0475.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 13.59 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins