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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 (wife of Hieron II) left, wearing fillet and veil. Behind head, a wreath. Reverse: Quadriga with horses walking to right, driven by Nike. Inscriptions in Greek above and below. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 274–216 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0476.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 13.54 gm. Die Axis: 2

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The Ancient World


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