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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).


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.


Leontinoi, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.33 gm.

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins