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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.

Provenance

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.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.68 gm.

Accession Number

04.559

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins