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Tetradrachm of Leontinoi with head of Apollo

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Obverse: Head of Apollo to right, with laurel wreath; hair in short locks hanging in neck; behind, a spray of ivy; truncation projects below border of dots. Reverse: Lion's head to right; around, three barley corns; below, a fish to right. Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: Montagu Collection; from the Montagu sale, 1896, pl. II, 108 (according to Regling); 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. 251); 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. 0283.


Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 17.40 gm.

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins