Coin of Syracuse with head of Athena

Greek
Hellenistic Period
After 212 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Dimensions

Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 4.06 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

65.686

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Reverse: Nike facing, wings spread, kneels with left knee on back of prostrate bull which she is about to sacrifice with a sword, held in her right hand.
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