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Sixteen litrae: CM.MC.2915-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Ruler: Hieron II (270-215 BC)
Ruler: Philistis (Struck in the name of)
Mint: Syracuse



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1906-11-22) by McClean, J. R.


Circa -274 - Circa -216

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Weight 13.45 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Head of Philistis, left, veiled and wearing diadem; behind neck, ear of barley; border of dots

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Quadriga of horses galloping right, driven by winged Nike holding reins in both hands; plain exergue line; linear circle

  • Text: ?????????? ?????????? Kie
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.MC.2915-R
Primary reference Number: 230218
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Audit data

Created: Monday 9 September 2019 Updated: Monday 9 September 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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