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Drachm of Syracuse with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena full front a little to left with crested Attic helmet and bead necklace. Around head, four dolphins. [inscription], beginning at left. Reverse: Nude Leukaspis striding to left with crested Attic helmet, sword, shield, and horizontal lance. In left background a burning...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Robert Carfrae Collection, Edinburgh; by 1894: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Robert Carfrae Collection, May 23-25, lot 73); 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. 388); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 413–410 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0420.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.20 gm.

Accession Number

04.557

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins