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Tetradrachm of Leontinoi with head of Apollo

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Obverse: Head of Apollo, laureate to right. Reverse: Lion's head to right with open jaws and tongue protruding. Surounded by four barley corns. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 466–422 B.C.

Mint

Leontinoi, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0276.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.47 gm.

Accession Number

95.102

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins