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4 litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Demeter

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Obverse: Head of Demeter left, wearing necklace, triple-part earring, and wreath of barley. At right, head of a poppy. Reverse: Biga driven by winged Nike left. Monogram above. Inscription in Greek in the exergue. (see media screen for monogram and Greek inscription)


By date unknown: R. Jameson Collection (Suite des Monnaies Grecques, vol. 4, Paris, 1932, p. 23, no. 2436); by 1969: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Bank Leu & Co. AG, June 11, 1969

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 214 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily


Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 3.37 gm. Die Axis: 11

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