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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 and with long hair, profile to left. In field a bow, behind the head. Reverse: A large tripod. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

Cat. Sotheby, Montagu, 1897, no. 80. (Montagu sale, 2nd portion, No. 80.) By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 375–345 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0447.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.48 gm.

Accession Number

97.396

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins