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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.

Provenance

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. (?)

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 1.16 gm.

Accession Number

04.533

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins