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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].

Provenance

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.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 13.59 gm.

Accession Number

04.564

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins