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5 litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Philistis, struck under Hieron II

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Obverse: Head of Philistis, left, in diadem and veil. Behind it a palm branch. Border of dots. Reverse: Biga, with horses galloping to right, driven by a semi-nude Nike. In front of horses IE. Plain border. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 274–216 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0478.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.51 gm.

Accession Number

00.122

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins