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2½ litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Athena, struck under Timoleon

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Obverse: Head of Athena turned slightly to left with necklace and three crested Phrygian helmet; hair flying. Two dolphins at left; at right [inscription]. Plain border. Reverse: Nude horseman to right, hair in krobylos. Behind, ten rayed star, and ear of grain to right. Between legs of horse...

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By 1913: with Henry Chapman; purchased by MFA from Henry Chapman for $100.34 (this is the total price for MFA 13.386-13.390)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, 345–339 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0454.


Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 1.90 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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