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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 within circular guide line. Around circle, four barley corns. Inscription in Greek (retrograde).

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 247); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 466–422 B.C.

Mint

Leontinoi, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0280.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.33 gm.

Accession Number

04.458

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins