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50 litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Assinaros

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Obverse: Head of river-god, Assinaros, to left, grain of corn behind. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Horse prancing to right. Round incuse. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 413–387 B.C. (?)

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0436.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 2.88 gm.

Accession Number

11.1766

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins