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16 litrai of Syracuse with head of Philistis, struck under Hieron II

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Obverse: Head of Philistis, to left, veiled and diademed. Behind it, a flaming torch. Reverse: Quadriga, with horses galloping to right, driven by a semi-nude Nike. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 218–215 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0477.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 13.51 gm.

Accession Number

00.121

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins