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20 litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Herakles

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Obverse: Head of Herakles, left, in lion skin. [inscription] Reverse: Within mill-sail incuse head of woman in sakkos, left. [inscription] on the sails.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Classical Period, 413–387 B.C. (?)

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0438.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 1.16 gm.

Accession Number

03.935

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins