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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.

Provenance

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.

Mint

Tauromenion, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.20 gm.

Accession Number

04.568

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins