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Litra of Syracuse with head of Zeus

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Obverse: Head of Zeus to left, laureate. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Free horse, prancing left. Plain exergue line. Inscription in Greek around.

Provenance

By 1918: Mr. and Mrs. William deForest Thomson Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. William deForest Thomson to MFA, September 12, 1918

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 345–317 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 19.40 gm.

Accession Number

18.647

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins