Coin of Messana with head of Pelorias

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
about 357–288 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Messana (Zankle)

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 9.85 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

65.673

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Pelorias left, wearing corn wreath, necklace and earring.
In front, two dolphins.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Warrior advances left, spear in right hand, shield on left arm.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour