Coin of Syracuse with head of Hieron II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
274–216 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 16.41 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1981.5

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head left.
Reverse: Horseman to right, wearing helmet, cuirass, and cloak, and holding long spear.
Monogram beneath horse. Inscription in Greek in exergue.

Provenance

By 1980: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Inc., P.O. Box 3788, 342 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90212 (Numismatic Fine Arts, Inc., auction 9, December 10, 1980, lot 109); purchased at auction 9 by MFA; accessioned by MFA, January 14, 1981

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour