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Litra of Kamarina with Nike and swan

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Obverse: Nike flying to left in double chiton, both arms lowered. Below, swan swimming to left; olive wreath border. Reverse: Athena standing to left in double chiton, crested Attic helmet, and aegis; right hand holds upright spear. Shield resting against her knee. Plain Border. Inscription in...

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 495–485 B.C.

Mint

Kamarina, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0257.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 0.70 gm.

Accession Number

04.433

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins