Respighi - Church Windows, I: The Flight Into Egypt
Performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra with Geoffrey Simon conducting
'Jej portret/ Her Portrait' by Nahorny Trio [Dolce Far Niente… I Nic Wiecej, 2005]
Tetradrachm of Philistis, wife of Hieron II, Syracuse, Sicily, struck c. 218/7-214 BC
The coin shows the diademed and veiled head of Philistis facing left with a star to her right. The reverse is inscribed with BAΣIΛIΣΣAΣ ΦIΛIΣTIΔOΣ (Basilissas Philistidos) and shows Nike, holding reins in both hands, driving a quadriga facing right; a star is above and a K to the right.
Philistis was a queen of ancient Syracuse, known only from her coins, which are numerous, and of fine workmanship, and from the occurrence of her name (bearing the title of queen, as it does also on her coins) in an inscription in large letters on the great theatre of Syracuse.
Hieron II was the Greek Sicilian king of Syracuse from 270 to 215 BC.
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