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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.


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.


Leontinoi, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.23 gm.

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The Ancient World


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