Coin of Syracuse with bust of Artemis, struck under Agathokles

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
about 306–289 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 9.21 gm.

Accession Number

65.677

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Artemis right, wearing earring and necklace, quiver over shoulder.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Winged thunderbolt.
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