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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.

Provenance

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.

Mint

Leontinoi, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0283.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 17.40 gm.

Accession Number

04.459

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins