Coin of Syracuse with head of Athena

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
345–317 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 32.86 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.821

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena left, helmet bound with olive wreath.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Two dolphins, starfish (?) between.

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