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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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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.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.20 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins