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8 litra-piece of Syracuse with veiled head of Philistis (?) as Demeter

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Obverse: Veiled head of Philistis as Demeter to left, wearing wreath of barley. At right, leaf. Reverse: Quadriga driven by Nike to right; monogram above. Inscription in Greek in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscription and monogram)


By 1967: with Bank Leu & Co. A.G., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Bank Leu & Co. A.G., January 10, 1968

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 214 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily


Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 6.70 gm. Die Axis: 5

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The Ancient World


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