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Tetradrachm of Leontinoi with head of Apollo

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Obverse: Head of Apollo to right, hair turned up behind, and bound with a laurel wreath which has three overlapping rows of leaves. Five curls on forehead, border of dots. Reverse: Lion's head to right with open mouth, tongue protruding. Around it four barley-corns. Inscription in Greek...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 466–422 B.C.


Leontinoi, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0278.


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.09 gm.

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins