Coin of Syracuse with head of Gelon II (?)

Greek
Hellenistic Period
216–215 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 9.11 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

65.678

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head left.
Reverse: Winged thunderbolt.
Above and below: monogram, Greek letter (?), and 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