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Tetradrachm of Leontinoi with head of Apollo

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Obverse: Head of Apollo to left, with double laurel wreath, hair in fine lines on top and forehead and back in series of rolls; curls on cheek and neck. Beaded border. Reverse: Lion's head to left in circle. Around, circle four barley corns. Inscription in Greek (retrograde). (see media screen...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Classical Period, 466–422 B.C.

Mint

Leontinoi, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0281.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.20 gm.

Accession Number

03.933

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins