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8 litra-piece of Syracuse with head of Gelon II

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Obverse: Head of Gelon l to left, diademed. Border of dots. Reverse: Biga right driven by winged Nike, wearing long chiton and holding reins in both hands; horses walking. Inscription in Greek. Above: BA In front: A In exergue: [inscription]

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 216–215 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0481.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.70 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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