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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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Provenance

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.

Mint

Leontinoi, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.09 gm.

Accession Number

00.100

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins