Litra

Features

Country Himera (Sicily)
(Sicily)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 470 BC - 450 BC
Value 1 Litra (1)
Currency Litra
Composition Silver
Weight 0.79 g
Diameter 10.0 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References SNG-B Ashm# 1769
  • Joseph Grafton Milne, Arthur Evans; 1951. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum (Great Britain) / Volume 5.1. The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford : Evans Collection. Italy. Oxford University Press, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780197260012.
  • Richard Ashton, Stanley Ireland; 2013. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum (Great Britain) / Volume 5.11. The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford : Caria to Commagene. Oxford University Press, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780197265468 .
  • Colin Mackennal Kraay, Andrew Meadows, Peter Bagwell Purefoy, Edward S. G. Robinson; 1962. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum (Great Britain) / Volume 5.1A. The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford : Etruria-Lucania (Thurium). Oxford University Press, London, United Kingdom.
  • Colin Mackennal Kraay; 1969. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum (Great Britain) / Volume 5.2. The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford : Italy: Lucania (Thurium) - Bruttium, Sicily, Carthage. Oxford University Press, London, United Kingdom.
  • Colin Mackennal Kraay; 1976. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum (Great Britain) / Volume 5.3. The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford : Macedonia. Oxford University Press, London, United Kingdom.
  • Colin Mackennal Kraay, Catherine Elizabeth King, Peter Robert Franke; 1981. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum (Great Britain) / Volume 5.4. The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford : Paeonia-Thessaly. Oxford University Press, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780197260012 .
  • Richard Ashton, Stanley Ireland; 2007. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum (Great Britain) / Volume 5.9. The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford : Bosporus-Aeolis. Oxford University Press, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780197264164.

Obverse

Bearded male head to left, wearing crested helmet with raised ear guards

Reverse

Pair of greaves

Lettering: Ι ΜΕR ΑΙΟΝ

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (470 BC - 450 BC) 

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