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4 litra-piece of Tauromenion with head of Apollo

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Obverse: Head of Apollo laureate, to right; hair falling free behind. Behind head, and eight-pointed star. Beaded border. Reverse: Tripod. At right: [inscription] downwards; at left: [inscription] upwards. Also upwards, inscription in Greek. Plain border.


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Not listed by Regling as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 241–212 B.C.


Tauromenion, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0487.


Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.20 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins