Coin of Syracuse with head of Herakles, struck under Pyrrhos of Epiros

Greek
Hellenistic Period
278–276 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Dimensions

Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 8.22 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

65.683

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Herakles, wearing lionskin, left.
Reverse: Athena Promachos right, holding shield on left arm, uncertain object in 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