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Drachm of Leontinoi with head of Apollo

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Obverse: Head of Apollo to right with triple laurel wreath; hair on forehead concealed, except for wavy locks on cheek. Beaded border. Reverse: Lion's head to left; tongue protruding. Above, at left, and below, three barley corns. Inscription in Greek.

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. 255); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 466–422 B.C.

Mint

Leontinoi, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0279.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.23 gm.

Accession Number

04.461

Medium or Technique

Silver

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins