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50 litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Apollo, struck under Dionysios I and II

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Obverse: Head of Apollo laureate to left, hair falling free below wreath. Behind the head, a lamp. Beaded border. Reverse: Tripod with lion's feet. [inscription], beginning above at right.


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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 375–345 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0448.


Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.63 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins