Silver coin of Philistis


British Museum

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

This coin shows Hieron II’s wife Philistis. It is the earliest portrait of a named Sicilian woman on a coin.


  • Title: Silver coin of Philistis
  • Date Created: -0269/-0216
  • Location Created: Syracuse, Sicily
  • Material: silver

  • Copyright: The Trustees of the British Museum
  • British Museum website: 1866,1201.689

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