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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 with hair free below wreath. Behind head, boukranion. 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 (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 391); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 375–345 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0449.


Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.68 gm.

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The Ancient World


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