Coin of Messana with head of Pelorias

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
about 357–287 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Messana (Zankle)

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.04 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

65.674

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of nymph Pelorias wearing corn-wreath to right
In front two (?) dolphins. Possible traces of inscription in Greek behind.
Reverse: Zeus (?) or Pheraemon hurling thunderbolt or spear to right.
At right, tripod-lebes.
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