Coin of Syracuse with filleted head, struck under Agathokles
Early Hellenistic Period
about 310–306 B.C.
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 8.31 gm. Die Axis: 11
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Filleted head to left.
At right, star.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Lion to right.
Club above. Below, flaming torch.
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
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour