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20 litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Herakles

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Obverse: Unbearded head of Herakles to left with lion's skin. [inscription] at left. Reverse: Woman's head to left with sphendone and ampyx in incuse circle, sunk in incuse square divided in quarters. [inscription] in the quarters.


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 350); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0439.


Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 1.16 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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