Coin of Syracuse with filleted head, struck under Agathokles

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
about 310–306 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 8.31 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

65.822

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Filleted head to left.
At right, star.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Lion to right.
Club above. Below, flaming torch.

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