Silver litra

Greek, Syracuse, Sicily

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480-460 BCE

Silver

Overall: 9/16 in. (1.4 cm)

Weight: 0.7 g

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of the Class of 1962

990.24.27100

Geography/Culture

Europe, Italy

Period

1000 BCE-1 CE

Object Name

Coin

Classification

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view

Inscription

Obverse: Pearl diademed female head right, hair indicated by lines, looped up under diadem; necklace (worn), earring (worn); Dotted border; **VRA inwardly around to right starting at eyelevel. Reverse: Octopus (sepia) in incuse circle.

Provenance

Harmer and Rooke Numismatists, Ltd., 1984; Virginia Williamson, 1984-1990; given to present collection, 1990.

Catalogue Raisonne

Grose, Vol. I: pl. 91/11-12

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