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Tetradrachm of Leontinoi with head of Apollo

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Obverse: Head of Apollo to right with short hair, bound with a laurel wreath which has two rows of leaves. Border of dots. Reverse: Lion's head to right, with open mouth. Around it, four corn grains. Inscription in Greek.

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. 0284.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.18 gm.

Accession Number

00.101

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins