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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1972.222
Title
Hundred Litrai Coin of Syracuse
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
405-400 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Syracuse (Sicily)
Period
Classical period, High
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/195257
Location
Level 3, Room 3400, Ancient Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Art, Ancient Greece in Black and Orange
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gold
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
5.83 g
Die Axis
2
Denomination
one hundred litrae
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: KA
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
de Ciccio 20
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Frederick M. Watkins
Accession Year
1972
Object Number
1972.222
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Head of Arethousa, to left, surrounded by dolphins.; Reverse: Herakles wrestling Nemean lion

Publication History

The Frederick M. Watkins Collection, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1973)

Exhibition History

The Frederick M. Watkins Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/31/1973 - 03/14/1973

Re-View: S422 Ancient & Byzantine Art & Numismatics, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 04/12/2008 - 06/18/2011

32Q: 3400 Greek, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 01/01/2050

Subjects and Contexts

Ancient Coins

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